Preziosa Young Contemporary Jewellery competition 2012

Preziosa Young Contemporary Jewellery competition 2012Deadline: 16 December 2011

Open to: Worldwide goldsmiths, designers, artists, may submit their candidature for PREZIOSA YOUNG, provided that they are not older than 35 years at the end of 2012

Le Arti Orafe, since 1985 Contemporary Jewellery School in Firenze, in cooperation with inhorgenta 2012, is glad to announces the Fourth edition of PREZIOSA YOUNG, International context/exhibition for young goldsmith/artists selected for their individual research and for the originality of their creations.

The competition does not have a specific theme: the selection will be made based on quality, originality and innovation of the work proposed by the participants. Quality of design and manufacture of the pieces; Originality in the use and interpretation of the materials used (no space for “copies” or objects too much influenced by other artists and/or teachers); Conceptual and technical innovation. Entries must clearly express the individual personality of each participant.

The items may be created in any material and technique.

Deadline for application

The on- line application must be submitted, on December 16th 2011, at latest.

Instructions for application

Please note that all the entries, texts and images must be uploaded in a single web ession, without the possibility of subsequent amendments. It is advisable to open the registration page, take note of the requested material, carefully prepare the images and texts, and then start the on-line enrolment.

All the text and captions must be redacted in English. Registration should NOT be send by post or mail.

Please note that the images submitted with the enrolment form can be used for advertising and press purposes.

The selection will be conducted in two phases. The first choice will be made through the photographic material sent
by the participants, whereas participants who pass the first selection will be asked to submit one of their items for the
the final selection that will be done by an international panel during

As soon as the jury will have taken its decision, the winners will have the instruction for the shipment of their items.
Each of the winner must present at least 5 pieces for the exhibition. These pieces must be the same (or similar) to those submitted for the selection

The exhibition of the selected artists will take place at PREZIOSA 2012, in Florence, and then at inhorgenta 2013
(February 2013). The organizers could also plan other exhibitions during this period: the selected artists are committed to deliver their work to all the scheduled shows.

A catalogue will be published for the exhibition: selected artists will be asked to send us new images with appropriate definition.

Shipment of the pieces (second selection and exhibition)
The shipping costs for the selected pieces from the origin to Firenze must be paid by the submitters. It is up to the artists to decide whether to insure and/or send their pieces by registered mail.
Shipment from Firenze back to the origin will be paid by the organization.

Shipment from non-EU countries
The organization will not accept any shipments for the receipt or return of which customs, taxes or other charges
must be paid. To send pieces customs-free from non-EU countries, we suggest to use a Carnet A.T.A., which you can
obtain from the Chamber of Commerce in your country.
Please note that it may take some time for the Chamber of Commerce to issue this Carnet A.T.A.

All the pieces will be insured by the organization during the exhibitions, in Italy, in Munich, and other locations that may be identified



Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:


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