Birmingham casting company sponsors £1,000 CAD design prize.
Weston Beamor has announced its sponsorship of a prize at graduate jewellery show New Designers, giving one lucky winner a week of work experience and £1,000 in cash.
The Birmingham jewellery casting and rapid prototyping company will support the award for the Most Innovative use of CAD in Jewellery Design, hosted during the first part of the London exhibition which opens on June 26.
The show features eight design zones including jewellery and metalwork. The winner of the Weston Beamor prize will receive a week of work experience with the company and £1,000 in cash.
Weston Beamor has invited jewellery designer Alex Monroe, contemporary jewellery retailer Helen Dimmick of Green & Benz and Lindsey Straughton of The British Jewellers’ Association to judge the competition. The awards will be given at a VIP event to be held on the first evening of the exhibition, on June 26.
Glen Day, Weston Beamor’s head of business development, said: “Innovation in jewellery making is at the heart of Weston Beamor’s ethos and its practice and the company employs a great many talented jewellery and metalwork graduates in a range of different roles.
"Our industry is only as good as the new talent coming into it and as a company we are keen to foster this in every way we can. We have based our award on computer aided design as this is now central to both large and small scale jewellery production and is a key skill for those looking to make their way in our industry."
More than 3,000 graduate students take part in New Designers over two separate weeks, covering jewellery, textile, graphic and product design, among others. The show is held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, opening June 26.