Merrick, N.Y.--The ninth annual Centurion Emerging Design Competition officially is taking entries through Sept. 15.
Three winners will receive a showcase and exhibit space at the Centurion Scottsdale show next year, scheduled for Jan. 28 to Feb 1.
The competition is open to any jewelry designer who has never exhibited in a U.S. fine jewelry trade show, and is open to all regardless of experience, formal training or background in jewelry design.
Entrants must show lines or one-of-a-kind designs suitable for a luxury jewelry store environment, and their company must be able to both exhibit at a trade show and fulfill wholesale orders received at the show.
They also are required to submit up to three images of finished jewelry--no renderings or CAD drawings will be accepted.
Entries will be judged by a panel to narrow down the finalists, who then will be voted on by Centurion’s board of retail advisors.
Last year’s winners were Priyanka Kedia of Ayva Jewelry, Rachael Clark of Rachael Sarc and Doryn Wallach, who runs her namesake brand.
Go online for more information or to access the entry form.