The 2014 Saul Bell Design Award Competition Call For Entries
Now in its second decade, the Saul Bell Design Award competition invites you to challenge yourself. Stretch your boundaries. Overcome limitations. Push your most innovative ideas into the spotlight. Inspire us all.
Registration for 2014 Saul Bell Design Award Competition will open June 2013.
We invite members of the jewelry or hollowware community and students of a jewelry or hollowware program to embrace the challenge—take part in the 14th annual Saul Bell Design Award Competition. Employees of Rio Grande or of any affiliate or participating company (and their immediate family members) may not participate.
judging criteriaOur esteemed panel of judges is comprised of a broad spectrum of respected jewelry artists and designers. Submissions are judged on the following criteria:
- The innovation and uniqueness of the design.
- The successful incorporation of media into the design.
- The wearability of the piece (except hollowware/art objects) as adornment.
- The quality of workmanship (for final judging).
how to enterYou may submit as many entries as you wish, although only one finalist per category is possible.
To Enter Online
You can register online at www.saulbellaward.com/callforentries. Follow the online instructions, submit your 10MB image,
and for an optional $35 fee (in addition to the $50 entry fee), Rio will print and mount an 8-1/2" x 11" photo for preliminary judging.
To Enter by Mail
You can also fill out the 2014 Saul Bell
Entry Form, submit your image (maximum size of 10MB), and for an optional $35 fee (in addition to the $50 entry fee), Rio will print and mount an 8-1/2" x 11" photo for preliminary judging. You can also fill out the form on the back of this brochure and supply one rendering* or photograph (at least 4" x 6") mounted on a white matte board (must be either 8” x 10” or 8-1/2" x 11"). Please keep a copy of your rendering or photograph; submissions will not be returned. Do not send finished pieces unless asked to do so by Rio Grande. Submissions which do not meet entry criteria may be disqualified. Send each rendering or photograph with a copy of the entry form (one per entry) and a $50 entry fee (per entry) to:
7500 Bluewater Road NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87121-1962
Attention: Design Competition
| * Please Note: If a photograph of the finished piece is also available, please provide both a rendering and a photograph. If providing a rendering only, please include detailed instructions about your planned fabrication method (including joint construction, assembly processes and materials) with your submission. Keep in mind that renderings will be judged along with photographs; the quality of either is very important.
Choose one of the categories as the foundation of your piece, and integrate any additional stones or materials you wish into your design. Submitted pieces must be wearable jewelry (except in the hollowware/art objects category) and must be composed of at least 75% of the material specified in the chosen category. The piece may not have won an award in any other competition prior to entry submission.
Finalists will be notified and asked to produce their designs for judging. Finished pieces must be received by January 17, 2014.
Winners will be notified by phone and/or mail and announced formally to the public. For more information, call 505.839.3247 or 800.952.6222, or email email@example.com.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 Renderings, photographs or electronic files must be received by Rio Grande.
NOVEMBER 2013 Thirty finalists—five in each category—are selected and notified.
JANUARY 17, 2014 Completed pieces must be received by Rio Grande.
JUNE, 2014 Winners announced to the public during JCK Las Vegas, 2013 and celebrated at an invitation-only gala.
JULY 2014 Winning and finalist pieces will be returned to designers.
insuring finalist pieces
It is the responsibility of the designer or organization to insure pieces during delivery to Rio Grande. Insurance of pieces while in our possession will be the responsibility of Rio Grande. We also assume responsibility for shipping and insuring pieces being returned, limited to the replacement cost of materials. Any additional insurance beyond the replacement cost of materials is the responsibility of the designer.
Rio Grande will secure photography for winning and finalist items. All images will remain the property of Rio Grande. Rio Grande reserves the right to use these images in any promotions or marketing materials. Designers will be given credit any time their piece is featured in any promotion by Rio Grande.
Please Note: Winning and finalist items may be retained until July of 2014 for photography and display.
I agree to abide by the rules of the Saul Bell Design Award competition and the final decision of the judges. I agree that the work submitted is my original design. By submitting an entry for consideration in the Saul Bell Design Award competition, I agree to hold The Bell Group, Inc. (hereafter referred to as Rio Grande), its directors, its associates, its advertising and publicity agency and its members harmless from any and all claims, litigation or other legal proceeding. I understand Rio Grande will not insure submissions beyond the replacement cost of materials in the event of loss, theft or damage of any piece, either in transit or while in Rio Grande’s possession. Rio Grande suggests entrants retain a copy of the entry form and of all renderings or photographs for their files (submitted renderings and photographs
will not be returned). By submitting online, you are accepting the rules of the competition.
|For more information, call 800.952.6222, or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
* Winners and their designs may be featured in publicity campaigns.
2013 Saul Bell Award, Grand Prize Trophy