Jewelry and Metal Clay Competitions
On this page, we'll list any competitions that are running for metal clay artists. If you know of a competition that's not listed, please let us know through the contact page.
If you're looking for competitions to enter a good place to start, particularly for the US competitions, is the All Things Metal Clay website.
For more than a decade, SAUL BELL DESIGN AWARD competition has recognized jewelry designers from all over the world for distinction in jewelry design. We invite you to challenge yourself, stretch your boundaries and push your most innovative ideas into the spotlight.
The EMERGING JEWELRY ARTIST competition celebrates the fresh ideas, creative spark and unbridled energy of young, aspiring students, 18 years of age and younger. There are no limitations on media, as long as the finished piece is wearable jewelry adornment.
The finalists for this year's award have been announced. See them all here.
Here are the winners in the metal clay category for 2016
"Adore" by Rodica Frunze, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
"Memory Interrupted" by Patrik Kusek, Fairfield, CA, USA
The winners in the 2015 awards.
Ivy Solomon - First Place in the Metal Clay Category
Read an interview with Ivy Solomon on the Creative Fire Blog here.
Holly Gage- Je T'Aime - Second Place in the Metal Clay Category
Read an interview with Holly Gage on the Creative Fire Blog here.
Presented by Rio Grande.The 2014 finalists and winners can be seen here
These highly regarded national awards, first launched in 2009, are based on an Online Public Vote for British and Irish designer makers with work represented in Selected, craft&design’s prestigious online gallery at www.craftmaker.co.uk. The Public Vote determines six finalists in each of six categories. Specialist Invited Judges, together with the craft&design panel, subsequently assess the work of the finalists to establish one Gold Award Winner, two Silver Award Winners and three Finalists in each category, with just one person being awarded the top accolade of craft&design Maker of the Year Award.
The winners of the Tales of the Heart competition sponsored by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation were announced on 14th February 2013. Well done everyone! Click on the images to see bigger versions.
First place: $1000 winner: Kimberly Nogueira, ‘Reliquary of Childhood Memories’
Second place: $750 winner: Meenu Devrani, ‘My Heart is My Refuge’
Third place: $500 winner: Catherine Witherell, ‘My Heart’s Golden Secret Gives Me Hope’
Art Clay Club, Japan has been holding the Silver Accessories Contest every year since 2002. These links show you the winners for the past few years. You can also see the winners from before these years from any of the links.
The Benchpeg website lists all kinds of opportunities for UK based jewellers. Competitions, publications, internships, funding and grants, exhibitions, commissions and awards.