Designers encouraged to enter to win place on platform at show.

Gemworld Munich is set to launch a platform for international young designers at its October show, called the Young Designers’ Corner.

The space will give young gold and silversmiths a chance to present their work to an international trade audience, while offering up insight into European jewellery trends.


Those interested in taking part can apply through a downloadable form from the Gemworld website.

They must have obtained a diploma or degree from a university, college or academy in Europe no longer than three years ago.

Among all the submitted works a jury will choose the 15 best approaches, which will be then shown in Munich from October 26 to 28.

The three winners will receive premium prices including a free booth at the Gemworld Munich 2013 and a cheque.

The Young Designers’ Corner (YDC) aims to cater for young designers and will allow artists and trade visitors “to look beyond national borders and get a feeling for other European trends”.

Christoph Keilmann, organizer of Gemworld Munich, said: “Considering the shift of the jewellery business towards Asia and still difficult economic situation in Europe, the trade branch needs to think increasingly pan-European again to stay relevant and important in the international business.”

The purpose of the YDC is to prepare young designers to these challenges and at the same time provides international visitors with the whole spectrum of European jewellery art design.

The deadline for entries is August 31st.