FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO CAN ENTER?
A: The Saul Bell Design Award competition is open to designers and hollowware artists from across the globe except those from countries the U.S. is prohibited from doing business with by the State Department. We cannot accept entries from the following countries: Crimean Peninsula, Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Burma, Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), North Korea, Syria, Balkan Countries (Serbia, Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo), Belarus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Iraq and Zimbabwe. Employees of Rio Grande or of any affiliate company and their immediate family members may not participate.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?
A: The entry fee for all categories (except Emerging Jewelry Artist) is:
$75 through September 15, 2017
$125 September 16 through October 26, 2017
*The fee for Emerging Jewelry Artist entries is $25 per entry through October 26, 2017.
IMPORTANT: The fee must be paid for each individual entry. Multiple submissions require payment of multiple entry fees.
MAY I SUBMIT ENTRIES IN MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY?
A: Yes; however, you will need to complete a separate registration (and pay the fee) for each entry.
NOTE: If you use the same email address, all of your information will auto-populate after the first entry to help streamline the registration process for multiple entries.
MAY I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE ENTRY IN THE SAME CATEGORY?
A: Yes; however, please be aware that no artist can be named as a finalist more than once in any one category.
HOW MANY IMAGES CAN I SUBMIT WITH EACH PIECE? I WANT TO SHOW MULTIPLE VIEWS.
A: You can submit only one image file (PDF or JPEG) per entry. If you would like to show multiple views (front/back, open/closed, etc.), please submit a single file showing the desired views together, like a collage. Please bear in mind that you want the image(s) to showcase your piece at its best; make sure any props you use do not distract in any way from your design.
AFTER FINAL JUDGING, WILL MY COMPLETED DESIGN BE RETURNED TO ME?
A: Yes; all jewelry and hollowware pieces will be returned to finalists by the end of April 2018. The winning pieces will be returned by the end of June 2018.
DO I NEED TO SEND IN MY FINISHED PIECE (INSTEAD OF A PHOTO OR RENDERING) BY THE ENTRY DEADLINE?
MAY I DO SO IF I CHOOSE TO?
A: No; for the first round of judging, all entries must be either a photograph or a rendering, not a finished piece. The file you send may be a PDF or JPEG and must be no more than 10MB in size. If your design is selected as a finalist, you will be asked to submit the finished piece before the deadline for the final judging round.
DO YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
Feel free to contact us, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest in the Saul Bell Design Award.