Trade show International Jewellery London (IJL) has today launched the voting for its annual KickStarter People’s Choice prize.
Following the selection of this year’s 10 IJL KickStarter’s, the social media based competition is now open to choose the fourth People’s Choice winner – the KickStarter who the industry feel is the one to watch.
With a valuable prize of a free stand in the Design Gallery at IJL 2017, this year the winner will also receive for the first time a supply of bespoke own-branded cleaning cloths by Town Talk Polish.
IJL show director, Sam Willoughby, comments: “This year’s impressive line-up of KickStarters will no doubt use social media creatively to engage with the industry and pull in the winning votes. Last year’s winner Laura Parra linked up with fashion bloggers worldwide, tripling in number her followers and she enjoyed online sales – a real ‘win win’ result! Good luck everyone!”
Andrew Smyth, managing director of Town Talk Polish, adds: “Town Talk already supplies world-leading jewellers with own brand or Town Talk Polish jewellery care products, so we are delighted to support the KickStart People’s Choice designer and watch where trends are moving. Whether the winner specialises in gold, silver, gems, pearls or any other precious metal or stone, we’ll be able to make a private label cloth to effectively clean, polish, protect it.”
This year’s KickStarter line up is Joanna Bury, Emily Richardson (Emily Richardson Jewellery) , Emma Calvert, Sammy Jo Coxon (SCJ Jewellery) , Cecile Gilbert , Vicky Lew, Lucas Mitchell (Lucas Alexander), Charlotte Scott Moncrieff (C F Concept) , Marina Skia and Laura Vilppula (Addalit).
The voting process is as follows:
- Twitter users should tweet the name of the KickStarter they’d like to vote for with #KickStartVote.
- Instagram users can post a picture of their favourite KickStarter or product with #KickStartVote to cast their vote.
- Facebook users can cast their votes via the IJL Facebook page, as well as directly at: jewellerylondon.com/kickstartvote
Voting begins today (May 31) and closes on June 30 2016.