Fiera di Vicenza, in collaboration with the School of Design of Milan’s Polytechnic, launches a contest for young under 30 jewelry designers.

The design contest is NEXT JENERATION - JEWELLERY TALENT CONTEST and requires young participants to develop a precise topic: they will have to create jewelry inspired by Souvenir d’Italie, that is to say objects capable of evoking top-quality Italian talents with a contemporary aesthetics.

Designers will be able to choose freely the materials to be employed, while they will be asked to submit classic pieces of jewelry: rings, earrings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets and brooches.

The selection and assessment of the products will take into consideration not only their originality and innovation level, but also the ability to interpret the souvenirs according to a contemporary design, to the interaction with the body and to a possible serial production.

With this initiative Fiera di Vicenza invests on the creativity of young designers: the contest is a key scouting instrument to highlight and promote talents on the international scene.

The contest is open to all under 30 Italian and non-Italian designers (born by 30 January 1982). Each candidate may present distinct design solutions as long as they are original and expressly created for the competition, to be submitted separately.

Contestants should send in their works by 16 March 2012.

Further information go here.