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“Future Designer” Contest for Mother’s Day

by Darci Aselage

First Annual Future Jewelry Designer Contest:

  • Students (grades X-X: I think grades 3-6 are good to get involved) design a ring or pendant.
  • The winning design will be created by the jeweler and given to the student. The student who created the design can give the finished piece of jewelry to someone special
  • You may want to stipulate the metal you are willing to make it in, and the gemstones available. Example: would you want to make a platinum/diamond piece, or a sterling silver/synthetic gemstone piece?
  • The design must be delivered in person to XXX Jewelers no later than (GIVE DATE)
  • The winning design will be chosen on (GIVE DATE)
  • No purchase necessary
  • Every effort will be made to adhere to the student’s original design, however; XXX Jewelers reserves the right to modify the design, at the discretion and suggestion of our master jeweler
  • Your name, grade, school, and phone number should be written clearly on the back of your entry

Judging Criteria:

  • Viability – design must be executable in precious metal
  • Our ability to create the piece as exactly as the child designed it without sacrificing the child’s intent
  • Practicality – How wearable the piece would be
  • Creativity – of design
  • Presentation – legible handwriting, clear drawing, proper explanation of stones and metals desired

 Certificate of Participation:

  • May be nice to have a certificate to be given to all participants
  • Excellent Job! Thanks for your hard work and creative thinking!
  • Owner signs all certificates

Public Relations:

People are always looking for heartwarming and fun stories. Contact the following media:

  • Post on your Website, Facebook page, Twitter, etc.
  • Local TV stations, especially morning shows
  • Local newspapers and magazines
  • Local Radio stations

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