Jacobs the Jeweller’s Emerging Designer competition

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Go online & vote for your favourite in eighth edition of design awards

Award-winning Jacobs the Jewellers, Reading’s oldest independent jewellery retailer, today announced the return of its annual Emerging Designer competition featuring a nine-strong field from Bishopsland Educational Trust.

The event combines a virtual show with instore experience, allowing maximum exposure for this gifted group of emerging designers. Those viewing the entrants will be able to vote for their favourite jewellery and silver piece: over 350 votes were cast in 2021.

A detailed programme of social media posts will share the artists’ inspirations and work during the competition. In store and online voting will take place until midnight on 30th June, with the full competition entries and voting being hosted online at: https://jacobsthejewellers.com/jewellery/bishopsland-designers/ and instore at Jacobs shop, 25 King Street in Reading.

The results will be announced on 1st July, with the winner of each category securing £250, runners up £100 each, to spend on tools at HS Walsh, one of the UKs leading jewellery tool suppliers, hopefully helping turbo charge the winners’ fledgling careers.

Adam Jacobs, partner at Jacobs the Jewellers said: “It’s just brilliant to be launching our eighth edition of this competition. It’s grown year on year since inception: in interest, votes cast and breadth of imagination on show. I’d encourage everyone to look to see if they can spot the next big talent in our industry!”

The annual competition has been made possible with Bishopsland Educational Trust through the initiative, collaboration and support of Jacobs the Jewellers, the Goldsmiths’ Centre and HS Walsh.

Award-winning local Reading arts organisation Jelly will help with promotion skills through their organisation’s network leading up to the nationally recognised ‘Open for Art’ program.