Competition opens for Matrix software users.

Winner receives an all expenses paid trip to USA.

Gemvision’s Matrix design software contest will see Matrix users put their design skills on show to win a trip to Gemvision’s Design Symposium on October 7-8 at its headquarters in Iowa.

Using Matrix design technology, goldsmiths can enter their designs into three categories – sporting theme in yellow gold, best render and best technical design.


The trip is worth £2,000 and all designs must be submitted before midnight on Friday August 24 to

There will be three winners in total: one overall winner selected from the three design categories and two runner-up prizes for a free ticket to the Matrix Masterclass being held in Leeds in January 2013.

Manager of Gemvision Europe’s UK operation, Graham Dicks, described this as a great opportunity for jewellers to show off their individuality and creativity using Matrix technology.

“With our software geared towards helping designers and retailers create innovative, desirable and profitable jewellery items, it is important we encourage our goldsmiths to showcase their talents. We’re certain judging the competition is going to be tough as we expect many stunning, original and inventive pieces to be put forward," he said.

This competition is open to Matrix users in the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands only. Winners will be announced on at the International Jewellery London (IJL) show in September.

Competition details:
Category 1 – sporting theme in yellow gold
The theme is for creating sport designs in yellow gold. Entries will be judged on style, quality of design, originality and practical use. Designs should not incorporate logos or any other elements of sporting events which may breach copyright rules.

Category 2 – best render
Here judges will look for artistic and creative use of rendering and will judge designs on its looks alone, not its practical use.

Category 3 – best technical design
This will be judged on how achievable the model will be in real life, as well as its looks and design values.