Contemporary Jewelry Design Competition to Win Funding Residency in Italy from PREZIOSA Young

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Contemporary Jewelry Design Competition to Win Funding Residency in Italy from PREZIOSA Young

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PREZIOSA YOUNG is an international competition dedicated to worldwide emerging artists, goldsmiths, designers. The aim is to contribute to the circulation of what is new in research jewellery, as well as showcase what the new generations of goldsmiths/designers/artists are “brewing”.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. All worldwide artists, goldsmiths, silversmiths, designers, and young professionals are Invited to present projects that illustrate the work in which they are currently involved.
  2. Candidates must not be more than 35 years old in 2020.


Entries are free of charge apart from the costs for the shipment and related insurance of the items to and from Florence for the selected artists. Insurance during the exhibition is at the charge of the organizer.

Participation Conditions:

  1. Items submitted for the competition can be handcrafted, or produced by machinery, in 3D technology…. It is not the manufacturing process what determines the quality of the objects. Furthermore, the objects can be made in any material.
  2. The creative process, the reasons, the objectives of the candidates should be explained through the objects and the statement submitted to the jury. Candidate should NOT include his name or other references to his own person in the presentation texts (statement, description of work, captions, etc.), in order to preserve the privacy process. Candidates who do not respect this rule will be disqualified from the competition.

Selection Criteria:

The selection will be based on:

  • The quality of design and manufacture of the pieces;
  • The contemporary use of the materials;
  • The conceptual and technical innovation.


  1. PREZIOSA prize. The works of the selected participants will be presented in May-June 2019, in Florence, in conjunction with FLORENCE JEWELLERY WEEK 2019, and a full-colour catalogue will be published.
  2. LAO special prize. One of the selected artists is invited to Florence for a period of one to three months, as Artist in residence.
  3. Inhorgenta prize. One of the selected artists is awarded a free space for the participation as an exhibitor to the 2020’s edition of the fair.

Required Documents:

Material requested for the online registration.
  • Full name, Full address, Phone number (home/office/handy), with full international code and area code, Email address. Please note that all communications with the candidates will be conducted by e-mail, so it will be very important to use an internationally valid internet address, such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, to avoid problems with regional/national email accounts.
  • Education/work experience.
  • Short statement (Max 3000 characters including spaces).
  • Images of 5 objects to submit for the contest. Each object can be illustrated with up to 5 images. Accepted files: JPG format, minimum size, 2400x1600 pixel; minimum resolution 300 DPI.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Age Groups
18 -35
Both gender
Art, Handcraft

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students, Young Professionals
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
CV, Transcript of Records, Sample of your work

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Art, Design, and Music
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
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Preziosa is a cultural project, a biannual exhibition dedicated to Contemporary Jewelry. The project, imagined, managed and coordinated by LAO... More details