Open Group
  • Material Price: Unlimited
  • The value of the jewelry item should be declared clearly on the application form.
  • The entries have no restrictions on style, design or choice of jewelry item.
  • Participants are responsible for producing the design drafts into physical jewelry products after the Preliminary.
  • All entries are required to use precious metals and/or different natural materials; the organizer reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not meet the criteria outlined or falsify information.
Judging Criteria
Open Group Preliminary
40%
Design Concept / Interpretation
25%
Sales Potential and Wearability
25%
Creativity
10%
Relevance to the theme
Open Group Finals
40%
Design Concept / Interpretation
25%
Aesthetics and Craftsmanshi
25%
Sales Potential and Wearability
10%
Creativity
  • The judges will select 18 finalists in each participating group and the finalists will be notified by August via e-mail.
  • All [Open Group] finalists jewelry pieces must be submitted to HKJMA office on or before 30 Oct, 2020 (Friday).
  • The judging panel (100%) will consider the above criteria in the selection of the Champion and 3 Merits in [Open Group].
  • The finalist jewelry pieces for [Open Group] will be displayed at “JMA Hong Kong International Jewelry Show” (26 Nov 2020 – 29 Nov 2020).
Schedule
7 Aug 2020
APPLICATION
DEADLINE
Mid Aug 2020
OPEN GROUP
PRELIMINARY
Aug 2020
THE FINALISTS WILL
BE NOTIFIED VIA
E-MAIL
Before 30 Oct 2020
SUBMITTED
JEWELRY PIECES TO
HKJMA OFFICE
26 Nov 2020
OPEN GROUP
FINALS
26-29 Nov 2020
WINNER
ANNOUNCEMENT
AND AWARD
PRESENTATION
Winner Announcement
Official result announcement and the award presentation will be held at “JMA Hong Kong International Jewelry Show” (26 Nov 2020 – 29 Nov 2020).
Conditions of Entry & Rules
  1. There is no admission fee.
  2. Contestants must not submit more than TWO entries in each participating group.
  3. The true proportion of the designed jewelry product must be clearly stated in the artwork draft. (e.g. 1:1)
  4. Four sided graphics (stereo, front, side and aerial view) are optional to all design drafts, but each entry must only include ONE-page single-sided A4 sized draft (297mm x 210mm; regardless of the number of jewelry pieces or views shown).
  5. The design sketches and the jewelry pieces should not show the contestant names, the sponsoring companies, the registered trademark or the company logo.
  6. Entries should not be used for any promotional purposes without the organizer’s approval.
  7. The material and value of the jewelry pieces should be declared on the application form. The organizer reserves the right to analyze the jewelry pieces and disqualify pieces that do not meet the competition’s criteria or that have been falsified.
  8. Each group must receive at least 20 entries. Otherwise, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the participating group.
  9. Contestant should be reminded of the followings:
    • [Sketch Group] The application form should be completed and signed by the applicant. It is not necessary to fill in the sponsoring company information.
    • [Open Group] Finalist entries must be sponsored by a local / overseas registered jewelry company to sponsor their production, making the design artwork into real jewelry pieces.
    • [Open Group] On receipt of the jewelry, the organizer is responsible for the jewelry insurance fee until the end of the competition or the date that the entries are returned, whichever is earlier.
    • [Open Group] The physical jewelry pieces have to conform to the design artwork. If the jewelry design is found to be altered without authorization, the organizer reserves the right to disqualify the finalist entry.
    • [Open Group] The material value of the jewelry product must be honestly declared. Any discrepancy, the organizer reserves right to request for the relevant proof, and to shift its participating group and / or disqualify the finalist entry.
    • Those who participate in the [Open Group] can also participate in the [Hand Sketch Group] or [Computer Aided Design Group] with the same artwork draft. Applicants only need to indicate the relevant options clearly on the application form.
  10. In case of any disputes , the decision of the organizer will be final.
  1. The concepts and designs of the entries must not be involved in any plagiarism or infringement of copyrights or other laws.
  2. The organizer will not be held responsible for infringement of copyright or patent law regarding the entries. All entries must be original designs. Entries will be disqualified if they have been previously submitted to other competitions and publicly displayed.
  3. The organizer shall exercise due care to prevent damage during handling and returning the entries. The organizer will take no responsibility or liability for damages resulting from any unforeseen circumstance. Therefore contestants should consider and arrange insurance appropriately.
The Privacy Statement intends to notify you why your personal data is collected, how it will be used, to whom the personal data will be transferred and to whom data access requests are to be addressed. For information about the statement, please refer to: http://www.jewelry.org.hk/tc/privacy.php. The Statement is made by Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers Association, in accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) of the Laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the "PDPO").
2019 Open Group Winners
IJDC2019
Open Group I
-
Champion
Award"
IJDC2019
Open Group II
-
Champion &
Tahitian Pearl
Award
IJDC2019
Open Group I
-
Merit
Award