Europe’s top exhibition for gemstones and jewellery is calling on emerging stars from the UK to enter its annual young designers contest.

Now in its ninth year, Gemworld Munich’s ‘Young Designers Corner’ has become renowned in Europe as it offers emerging stars the opportunity to not only win well-respected contest, but also showcase their work to the trade and consumers.

Gemworld Munich is part of the Munich Show, the largest show in Europe for minerals, jewellery and gemstones and the top destination for both trade professionals and members of the public.


The shows says: “Are you an emerging jewellery design talent? Do you have something to show the world? Then this is your chance! Enter our ‘Young Designers Corner’ competition and present your creations to Gemworld Munich‘s over 40,000 attendees.”

Students and graduates of international design schools, colleges and universities can enter this competition to find the next generation of jewellery design talents by submitting one of their own jewellery creations.

The finalists will be selected from all entries by a distinguished panel of judges and given the opportunity to display their works to Gemworld Munich attendees at the end of October.

The best three creations will be announced at the show and awards presented to their designers.

Entries will be judged on their innovation, fitness for everyday use and level of technical sophistication.

“With its more than 350 exhibitors from some 30 different countries, Gemworld Munich has established itself as Europe‘s number-one international autumn show for gemstones and jewellery,” reveals the show’s organisers.

“As an up-and-coming designer, this is where you can engage with retailers and manufacturers as well as potential customers or employers. What is more, at the weekend the show opens its doors to the public, so you can count on getting some direct feedback and making a few sales.”

The Young Designer Corner winners will be given a free stand at the New Design Forum 2021, as well as cash prizes for first, second and third place.

A People’s Choice Award also offers the chance for one young designer to be featured in a highly regarded jewellery trade publication.

The closing date for entries is August 31 2020. Email to enter, or head to to find out more.

The show takes place at the Muncih Trade Fair Centre, October 30 – November 1 2020.