Global Apparel Market – An Overview | Watch NOW! | Ad
Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / 100 entries shortlisted for gold jewellery design competition
100 entries shortlisted for gold jewellery design competition
Jul '08
Following the huge response to the premier gold jewellery design competition in the Arab World – AuDITIONS Arabia, the World Gold Council (WGC) in partnership with international industry player Hammer Group has concluded the first round of judging and has shortlisted 100 entries for the next level of competition.

Experts from the World Gold Council and Hammer Group have chosen the best 100 designs out of almost 10,000 entries submitted by 1,000 participants from across the Arab World.

The judging was based on a set of criteria which gives premium to visually appealing design, innovation in the use of gold as the main material and compliance with the contest theme.

The competition received entries from Arab and Non-Arab designers residing in the Middle East, amateurs and professionals alike.

The organisers ensured that all participants received equal opportunity irrespective of their technical capabilities. The top 100 designs selected in the First Judging Session were from a diverse mix of nationalities including Egyptian, Saudi, Emirati, Indian, Syrians, Jordanian, Moroccan, Sri Lankan, Algerian, Yemeni, Libyan, Bahraini, Iraqi, Lebanese, Kuwaiti, Palestinian, Filipino and Tunisian.

From the 100 shortlisted entries, the organisers will then select the top 30 designs. Hammer Group the official partner for AuDITIONS Arabia will manufacture the top 30 designs within the next two months.

Following this, a Second Judging Session will take place in mid-October where some of the most prestigious and well-known jewellery designers in the Arab World will be invited to pick the 5 final winners. The names of the final winners, however, will only be announced during the Grand Finale Award Ceremony in November 2008.

AuDITIONS Arabia was launched in January 2008 with the last call for entries set on March 2008. However, due to popular demand and many requests from participants, the deadline was extended until end of April 2008.

The participants were required to submit original designs incorporating their vision and innovation. Some 1,000 participating designers from across the Arab World including the UAE, KSA and the GCC countries compete for the most coveted prize in the field of Gold Jewellery design.

Zahrat Al Khaleej magazine is the exclusive print media supporting the contest and will provide continuing support and Pan-Arab coverage on the latest developments in the contest and the Grande Finale Award Ceremony.

World Gold Council

Must ReadView All

Trump signs revised free trade agreement with S Korea

Textiles | On 25th Sep 2018

Trump signs revised free trade agreement with S Korea

President Donald Trump signed a revised free trade agreement with...

L-R: Jonathan Akeroyd, Donatella Versace, John D Idol. Courtesy: Rahi Rezvani

Fashion | On 25th Sep 2018

Michael Kors to acquire Versace; to be renamed Capri

Michael Kors Holdings Limited, a global fashion luxury group, has...

'India can take up lack of capacity in US, China markets'

Textiles | On 25th Sep 2018

'India can take up lack of capacity in US, China markets'

India can now take up the lack of capacity in the US and Chinese...

Interviews View All

Darshan Mehta, Infinium Polychem

Darshan Mehta
Infinium Polychem

We are spending double digit figures on R&D

Karel Williams, Dow Microbial Control

Karel Williams
Dow Microbial Control

'Silvadur is most rapidly adopted in areas where hygiene-conscious and...

Top executives, Textile industry, India

Top executives
Textile industry, India

Such fairs are a must for industry to showcase new innovations

Rikesh Mistry,

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Shyam Gupta & Ravi Gupta,

Shyam Gupta & Ravi Gupta

Based out of South Delhi, Gargee Designer's provides bespoke formal and...

Himanshu Jariwala,

Himanshu Jariwala

J Korin started as a partnership firm with four powerlooms in the textiles ...

Mark Brill, Birmingham City University (BCU)

Mark Brill
Birmingham City University (BCU)

<div>A technological breakthrough could see people getting messages about...

Mary-Cathryn Kolb, Brrr°

Mary-Cathryn Kolb

Atlanta-based private start-up Brrr° was founded in 2014 to develop...

Karl Zelik, Vanderbilt University

Karl Zelik
Vanderbilt University

A team of engineers at the Vanderbilt University has designed a smart...

Yash P. Kotak, Bombay Hemp Company

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Sonam & Paras Modi, SVA

Sonam & Paras Modi

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Sanjukta Dutta, Sanjukta's Studio

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on

Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

October 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search