New Taipei City International Jewelry Metalworking Competition 2022 now is over!
New Taipei City International Jewelry Metalworking Competition 2022, organized by Education Department of New Taipei City Government and Dong Long Ju (DLJ) Co. has been recently opened for entries inviting students with school enrollment to participate.
New Taipei City International Jewelry Metalworking Competition 2022, organzied by Education Department of New Taipei City Government and Dong Long Ju (DLJ) Co. has been recently opened for entries inviting students with school enrollment to participate.
Taiwan is one of the world’s most important places to consume fine jewelry. It has diversified design capabilities but not the integration of jewelry metalworking techniques. Due to the high quality and stability of Taiwan’s talents and adequate technology, the quantitative and qualitative production in Taiwan of the jewelry metalwork will be in the leading position of Asia and even the world, becoming the world’s factory for metalwork design and molding in the future.
With continuous advancement and breakthroughs of traditional metalwork, the craftsmanship of fine jewelry can be passed to the new generation to pass on. In this regard, the Education Department of New Taipei City Government and Dong Long Ju (DLJ) Co. Ltd. have jointly planned the competition focusing on jewelry metalwork. They hope that the contestants will use metalwork as the base to express their creativity and combine metal crafts with local culture. Design theme：'Like a Butterfly Fluttering'.
When the flowers bloom, the butterflies will come. Taiwan is known as the “Kingdom of Butterflies” and has recorded over 400 species of butterflies. This is primarily due to the geographical and topographical peculiarities of the island. Taiwan is located on the Tropic of Cancer line, with a subtropical climate in the north and a tropical climate in the south.
When worn on the body, those butterfly jewelry designs are like dancing butterflies gracefully flying around. Beautiful, elegant, and touching, let us explore the beauty of butterflies together!
Organizer hopes that applicants will take the theme 'Like a Butterfly Fluttering' as the connotation, make appropriate use of the characteristics of gemstones, and create unique jewelry pieces which are comfortable and refined to wear with a human-oriented approach. There are two categories (all participants in each category must be students with school enrollment):
Hand-drawing /3D Drawing Category - registration deadline：August 1st (Mon) to November 30th (Wed), 2022
1. Junior High School
2. High School and Vocational School
3. University and College
Fine Craft Category (only for schools in Taiwan) - registration deadline：August 1st (Mon) to October 31st (Mon), 2022
1. High School and Vocational School
2. University and College
The judging committee will be composed of professionals from academia and the jewelry industry invited by the organizer and the implementer.
Hand-drawing /3D Drawing Category:
Each participant could submit at most one draft, and the design must be drawn on A4 size paper as specified by the organizer, within a 10 x 10cm box (Exhibit 2) and mounted on A4 size (210×297mm) black Bristol Board. The 10 x 10cm box is not restricted if the artwork is in a chain or an ornament.
The work must be designed with various types of gemstones as the main design element and must be drawn with three-view or detailed drawings to express the content of the creation. Either hand-drawn or 3D drawings on the computer are acceptable.
Fine Craft Category (only for schools in Taiwan)
The competition is divided into: “High School and Vocational School” and “University and College.” The practice materials will be different between the two groups.
The organizer will provide Sterling Silver 925 plates uniformly.
The participants should only use the tools provided by the organizer as the metalworking tools required for the competition.
The metalworking work must be made on-site according to the drawing provided by the organizer and completed within the time limit (8 hours for both High School and Vocational School and University and College groups).
Hand-drawing /3D Drawing Category
The evaluation criteria are 30% for structure, 30% for practicality, and 40% for creativity.
Fine Craft Category
The grading criteria for the High School and Vocational School group will be based on “sawing, grinding, forging, welding, stone setting, and polishing.”
All participants in each category must be students with school enrollment.
There is no entry fee to participate!