Final call for Make Your Mark competition entries

Candice Devine explains hallmarking on the Assay Office stand, Make Your Mark 2016

The deadline for the inaugural Make Your Mark Awards is at 5pm tomorrow (October 21).

Those wishing to submit entries for the Make Your Mark competition still have to get their pieces seen by the  distinguished panel of judges and be in for a chance to win exclusive prizes.

Judges will be looking for the best design of a precious metal piece incorporating a UK hallmark within the design.

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The spirit of the Awards is to celebrate the hallmark and challenge entrants to use creativity in its placement. One of the six judges, Rosemary Ransome Wallis, art director and curator of the Goldsmiths’ Company, says she is looking for “innovative design that has the marked individuality of its creator,” and advises entrants to “keep to the brief and ensure your personality and creative vitality shines through.”

Prizes have been donated by key members of the trade and include a range of mentoring sessions, advice, workshop time and making assistance from Stephen Webster, Richard Fox, Stewart Hersey, Just Castings and Ruth Faulkner, Editor of Retail Jeweller. These exclusive experiential prizes will be tailored to the winners’ specific needs and skillsets. Winners and runners-up will also receive a selection of vouchers from Cooksongold and HS Walsh, Argentium Silver from Allied Gold, as well as cash, a tour and hallmarking credits from the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office.

Winners will be announced at a special VIP reception on Tuesday November 1 at Goldsmiths’ Hall.

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