The Silver Society is hosting its fifth annual Silver Society Prize for young silversmiths, this year in a virtual format.

Submissions are open now until 30 November for any silversmith 35 or younger on 31 December.

In its announcement via Instagram (below), the society wrote: “Unlike in previous years, this year’s competition will be conducted virtually and submissions should be made by email to and may comprise a video or portfolio of either a specially made, or a pre-existing piece, in silver.


“The submission should include images of the piece, a description of its manufacture and the hallmarks and may also include design drawings and a commentary on the sources of inspiration.”

It continued: “The submission may not be a piece of jewellery.

“The competition will be judged by an expert panel and the winner will be announced by 31 January 2021 and will receive a cash prize of £500. The winning piece and a profile of its maker will be included in the 2021 Silver Society Journal.”

Past winners include Tom Asquith, Patrick Davison, Jen Ricketts and Samuel Waterhouse.