Lonmin Design Innovation Award 2013 – deadline extended
LONDON, April 30, 2013 – The Lonmin Design Innovation Award has extended the entry deadline to 17th May, for the annual competition which aims to drive forward innovative jewellery design in platinum.
2013 is the eleventh year for the contest which has grown into one of the top accolades in the UK jewellery industry. Following the success of introducing a theme last year, the organisers, Blue Inc Events, are delighted to be theming the competition once again with the help of Adorn Insight, the leading global jewellery trends analysis agency.
Laura Strand’s Jewellery Design
The theme is entitled “New Frontiers”, one of the trends for 2014 inspired by groundbreaking design movements such as Modernism, Bauhaus and Art Deco, which looked to a bright new future whilst producing design relevant to contemporary lifestyles.
Sponsored by Lonmin, one of the world’s largest producers of platinum, and supported by International Jewellery London, the competition is open to designers who already work in platinum and those wishing to start, whether independent or working for a manufacturer or retailer.
The competition continues to be judged by key influential figures in the jewellery industry with “emerging designers” and “established designers” categories.
There are three winners in each category and this year’s prize will include a monetary contribution to the production of each winning piece as well as publicity and recognition for the winners.Last year’s winners were Alexander Davis, Leyla Abdollahi, Sarah Jordan and Mandy Morris in the established designers category; and Natasha Bagnall, Mark Hampson, Edward Slater and Laura Strand in the emerging designers category.
For further information and an application form, designers should contact Julie Dauncey on 020 8995 5006 or email [email protected] and visit www.designinnovationawards.co.uk