Winners of JNADC 2018/19. From top left: Star Lingers by Liang Fan of China; Heptagram by Mami Ochiai of Japan; and The Leonidas Man by Alessio Boschi of Italy
JNADC organisers with the competition's sponsors and judges
JNA is shining the global spotlight on three of today’s most talented jewellery designers whose exceptional entries stood out in the inaugural JNA Jewellery Design Competition 2018/19.
Organised by JNA of Informa Markets and sponsored by Crossfor Co Ltd, Platinum Guild International (PGI) and the Tahitian Pearl Association Hong Kong (TPAHK), the competition celebrates artistry, innovation and excellence in jewellery design and production.
The winners will be feted at an awards presentation during the grand reception of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, the world’s No. 1 fine jewellery event. Each winner will also receive a cash prize of US$2,000, and have their creations showcased at the fair.
The competition’s judging panel was led by renowned jewellery designer Fei Liu, who served as chair. He was joined by eminent jewellery designer Robert Tateossian; famous visual artist Bradley Theodore; and publisher and editor-in-chief of the JNA group, Christie Dang. The three category judges were Hidetaka Dobashi, founder and CEO of Crossfor; Suzanne Wong, senior product manager of PGI, and Ida Wong, general manager of TPAHK.
The winners were selected out of 15 finalists across three categories and evaluated against the criteria set by the organisers as well as the entries’ adherence to the respective themes. Of the 15 finalists, five were from China; three were from Taiwan; while the rest were from Bulgaria, Egypt, Iran, Italy, Japan, Malaysia and the US.
The competition drew a total of 2,588 entries from jewellery designers and students from 39 countries and regions. For more information on the JNA Jewellery Design Competition 2018/2019, visit www.jnadesigncompetition.com.