F. Hinds design competition also extended to five categories.

F. Hinds’ annual High Street by Design competition has won international interest for the first time this year, with applications from Hong Kong, Ukraine, Japan and India.

The competition, which is in its fourth year, is open to all and has this year received entries from both established jewellery designers and members of the public. The UK-wide retailer has welcomed interest from a number of overseas applicants, marking the first time it has both received and allowed international applicants.


Five winners will have the opportunity to design a collection for F. Hinds, which will be manufactured before being sold in store. There are five categories open this year, namely Current Jewellery Designers, Student Designers, Jewellery Lover (members of the public), and children’s categories aged up to 12 years and 12 to 18 years, as well as a categories for designers aged 18 plus. Deadline for entries is March 31 2014.

The winners will have their jewellery design developed by F. Hinds, to then be manufactured and sold by F. Hinds as a limited edition. The work will also be presented at IJL in September 2014.

Last year’s winners included Middlesex student Vaishali Shah, while gradaute jewellers Gina Melosi, Nichola Mitches and Eva Reiser were named winners of the F. Hinds competition in partnership with Holts Academy.