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Evolvea Jewellery Contest: the award ceremony on December

Evolvea Jewelry Competition is really getting going. Finished the contest and selected the candidates, on 10th December 2014 will take place in Milan the event that will propose the challenge among designers of the first edition of the contest, a real springboard for young talents. Over the event, the three finalists will be announced who divide up a prize money of 10.000 euro. In the following phase of the contest, the winners will have the possibility to be involved into production of their creation.

About


We live in a period where a vast number of cultural influences are constantly impacting the world of fashion and design. This countermovement opposes the effects of Globalization and Mass Markets, where everything looks the same.

We seek to highlight our heritage and tradition with a new design language interpretation from our rich cultural world mix of influences, patterns, materials and designs. The contest should reflect an outcome of a unique avant-garde design, with identity and inspiration, and to be competitive at an international level. The contestant will be a jewellery designer who knows how to reinterpret traditional materials and use contemporary and traditional design techniques.

Vision is: to see between the past, the present and the future, in order to grasp in one piece all the knowledge prom your past, today present and interpreted your vision.

Theme & Inspiration

The word Evolvea is born from the words “emerge, expand, evolve”.

Jewellery has always played a central role in the evolution of mankind. It has been used to represent cultures, as well as a status symbol to demonstrate success. Fundamentally, these drivers remain with us, but the definition of the parameters has become more dynamic. Hence, we are inviting innovative designers to join us on this exciting journey in the evolution of Jewels.

Throughout history there have been a number of simple ideas that have translated into timeless iconic pieces of distinction and desire. Ideas taken from everyday life, e.g. Egg (Faberge), Zip (Van Cleef Arpels), Tube Ring (Bvlgari), Snake (Bvlgari), Panther, Trinity (Cartier). More recent contemporary designers with brilliant yet simple iconic designs such as Loree Rodkin to Verdura , Vhernirer, Thum.

The Brief

Our competition is to create a very unique yet simple design that will emphasize the focus on quality and detail, expressing the rare touch that the design is inspired and able to evolve the piece from an everyday simple object or from nature, or art or architecture.

The challenge is to create a simple, subtle, yet sophisticated piece using precious stones. Thought should also be made on how the design could evolve and be extended into the luxury accessories field i.e. precious handbags. Successful entrants will need to demonstrate which artists, designers, goldsmiths have inspired them and possess a passion to combine all that is beautiful from traditional methods, while meeting the requirements of an increasingly sophisticated target group seeking to reflect the fusion of cultures with their own personal items of jewellery and accessories.

REQUIRED MATERIALS AND SUBJECTS:

Participants will have a focus to create a piece that will be focused on the following materials:

  • STONES: Topaz, Peridot, Tormalin ( Rose , Green), Amethyst, Garnet, Citrine
  • Variation with Deep Red Coral
  • Material gold, (yellow, rose, white) or free interpretation for Woman
  • Material bronze/silver for Men

SUBJECT

The subject can be choose by following items

  • Ring
  • Necklace
  • Bracelet or Earrings

Registrations are closed


The Competition is open to designers from both Italy and abroad. Each participant may present several different ideas as long as separate competition entry forms are used.

The designs will be judged on the basis of anonymity. The results of the competition are incontestable.

The group of potential contestants will be recognized in following form:

Participants will have knowhow in:

  • Design
  • Knowing materials and the technical approach of working on them
  • Knowledge
  • Each participant may submit only one finished piece of jewellery
  • The designs may not have been exhibited before nor seen/sold by third parties during the contests
  • Only pieces made:
    • Specifically for this contest will be eligible for nomination
    • From the design the participant is also expected to supply an explanation of the underlying idea, an inspirational text and introduction, if you have a photograph of the source of inspiration please attached a high resolution photo
    • All nominated designs will remain in the possession of the organization during the valuation time and up to 90 days after the competition

The designs will be judged on the basis of anonymity. The judging panel’s decision is final.

The Panel Of Judges Will Be Looking For

  • New visions of contemporary design using simple materials.
  • The story behind your design
  • Inherent sophistication, presented in a simple and slick way
  • Timeless Appearance
  • Focus on precious stones (not diamonds)
    • Topaz, Peridot, Tormalin (Rose, Green) Amethyst, Garnet, Citrine
    • An item can be presented with one or many precious stones, different ideas can be proposed, as long as its submitted as a separate competition entry
  • Variation with Deep Red Coral, Material gold, (yellow, rose, white) for Woman, Material for Men can be use also bronze/ silver
  • Design could be incorporated for use with other accessories (broche with leather bags)
  • Target market: ABC1 age 25-55

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Connect to: www.evolveajewellerycompetition.com
  • Provide a photo of yourself - format JPG 300 dpi
  • Documentation (word or pdf) which includes:
    • Your biography
    • A brochure or catalogue of recent works via email
    • Provide examples of work if you have exhibited before
  • All fully completed design should be submitted within the 9 November 2014.
  • The contestant assures the organization of having designed and made the design himself/herself and that he/she has not submitted the designs to other design contests or offered to any other 3rd party for sale.
  • For any additional information you can contact us by email: info@evolveajewellerycompetition.com

Judging Criteria and Prizes

Basic Criteria Orientation:

  • Interpretation and concept
  • Execution of the design
  • Innovation and development

The total prize money of 10,000 Euros will be allocated as follows:

1° award € 6.000

2° award € 2.500

3° award € 1.500

The winning design projects will have the possibility to participate in the production at a later stage.

Regulation


1. SPONSOR AND OBJECTIVES

1.1 This Jewelry contest (hereinafter, "Contest") is sponsored and organized by the company 3C S.r.l., registered at Via Pergolesi 22, 20124 Milan, Italy, VAT ID 08422900962, REA MI-2025018 (herinafter, "Organizer").

1.2 The aim of the competition is to select and reward design projects to be used for the launch of new jewelry products in Italy and abroad. The participant will be able to reinterpret standard materials, using techniques of contemporary and classic design, which will link past, present and future. A unique and distinguished design, inspired by simple objects of daily use, will represent the designer’s identity

2. PARTICIPATION CRITERIA

2.1 Participation in the competition is free and open to individuals of any nationality. The participant minimum age is eighteen years.

2.2 Participating works must be original and cannot have been previously published. This implies, the works are developed specifically for this project in line with the guidelines stipulated. Similarly, submitted and approved works which are then used for other purposes during the course of the contest, will be disqualified.

2.3 Each participant may submit various works, which must be clearly distinguishable from each other as stipulated in art. 4.

3. TOPIC AND CHARRACTERISTICS OF THE WORKS

3.1 Participants must select one of the following topics

  • Ring;
  • Necklace;
  • Bracelet;
  • Earrings.

3.2 3.2 Works must include the use of at least one or more of the following materials

  • Stones: topaz, olivine, tourmaline (roses, green), amethyst, garnet, citrine.
  • Variants: coral red, gold (yellow, pink, silver) for woman, silver or bronze for man.

4. PRESENTATION

4.1 Participants need to compile the application form under http://www.evolveajewellerycompetition.com/index.php#contacts, (hereinafter "Application form") by the 19th of November 2014 in accordance with the instructions of the application form. Should changes occur to this final submission date, these will be published under http://www.evolveajewellerycompetition.com/

4.2 Participants must enter identification data, upload the corresponding documentation and authorize the use of personalized data for the reasons stipulated.

4.3 In accordance with the application form, the participant must upload the following files (DOC or PDF files up to 10MB, unless otherwise indicated):

  • curriculum vitae in European format;
  • Photo (JPG file, 300dpi);
  • Project presentation – background, objectives, inspiration etc;
  • the project document: 3D render of the project, or technical drawings of jewelry from different points of view perspective (pdf of technical drawings in format A1);
  • the necessary technical descriptions;
  • a description of the source of inspiration;
  • a brochure / catalog of recent work.

4.4 Projects submitted which are either incomplete or do not correspond terms stipulated, may be excluded from the contest.

5. ACCEPANCE OF THE RULES

5.1 Participation assumes the unconditional acceptance of all the rules stipulated within all contest documentation.

5.2 Upon submission of the project application form, participants confirm their unreserved acceptance of the rules stipulated and the decisions taken by the judges to determine the results of the contest as outlined in section 6 hereunder

6. EVALUATION OF THE PRJECTS

6.1 Within 30 days after the deadline for the submission of applications under clause. 4, a committee appointed for that purpose by the Organizer, will indicate at its sole discretion the three winners of the competition, distinguishing between first, second and third.

6.2 Projects will be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:

  • concept and interpretation;
  • execution of the design;
  • Development and Innovation;
  • Background – Who or what inspired the idea;
  • Ability to address the market needs of potential market segments; Male and Female, 25 – 55 years old age group; persons of a certain social standing and across various cultures;
  • Ability to realize tasteful designs using traditional methods
  • It will also be evaluated whether projects submitted can be used as a basis for further development (e.g. combinations of bags and precious stones)
  • 7. PRIZES AND AWARDS

    7.1 The total prize money amounts to EUR 10.000 (tenthousand euros), divided as follows:

    • 1st Prize: EUR 6.000 (sixthousand euros)
    • 2st Prize: EUR 2.500 (twothousand and fivehundred euros)
    • 3st Prize: EUR 1.500 (onethousand and fivehundred euros)

    7.2 The values quoted above include VAT. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that the payment will be made within a period of 90 days from the announcement of the winners. Following payment by the Organizer, each winner will have to issue an invoice / receipt for the payment.

    7.3 Prizes will be awarded in accordance with the timing and manner determined by the organizers. Participants will be informed via the contact information in the submission form.

    7.4 The organizer reserves the tight to publish information about the winner on its website and to use this for further promotions as appropriate.

    7.5 In a following step of the contest, the winners will be involved into the creation of a new line of jewelry, becoming an integrating part of the personnel who already have been working on it. The organization will propose to the winner, within 90 days following the awards ceremony, a one-year long collaboration contract. Evolvea Contest demands the candidates the availability of time indicated, the desire to collaborate in the project and the possibility to make frequent business trips through Italian territory.

    8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF THE PROJECTS

    8.1 The prize winning participants irrevocably assigns to the Organizer all rights related to the project (and the materials still sent to the Organiser at the time of submission of the application), including all intellectual property rights. As a result of the proclamation, the Organizer will thus become the only legitimate owner of the winning projects and may use them exclusively, by exercising its right without any limitations of the way, time and territory. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that the remuneration for such transfer shall be limited to the premium indicated in art. 7 and he will not be entitled to get any profit from or other commercial benefits resulting resulting from the project directly or indirectly (i.e. concept reuse in other projects).

    8.2 Projects outside of the winner’s group remain the intellectual property of the participant unless otherwise agreed. The organizer reserves the right to use some or all of the projects submitted for purposes of the promotion of subsequent contests.

    8.3 Pursuant to applicable regulations, the participant will retain the moral rights of the author on their projects, resulting in the recognition of the right to paternity of his creative work, according to the forms of use used in current practice.

    8.4 Project material submitted (files, print-outs, reports, fact sheets, photos etc.) will not be returned.

    8.5 The participant confirms the work submitted does not infringe intellectual property rights of a third party and assumes all responsibility here for. The participant will ensure the organizer is free from all liability which may arise from intentional or unintentional infringements in third party intellectual property rights

    9. APPLICABLE LAWS

    9.1 This contest is aimed at the creation of works of art and the subsequent recognition of the authors of such works. Therefore, this Contest is not a “concorso” or a “operazione a premio” as intended by the Decree of the President of the Italian Republic No. 430 dated 26 October 2001, since it fits with the exclusions provided for by article 6, paragraph 1, letters a) e e) of same Decree.

    10. PERSONAL DATA TREATMENT

    10.1 When application forms are submitted, the organizer will collect and store all personal data: … name, surname, date of birth, address, city, country, zip code, mobile number, phone number, email, current employment / study. This data will be used solely for the management of the contest and the participation. In some cases, information requested may be optional. Failure to submit mandatory data, will result in disqualification from the contest

    10.2 The participant data will be processed by the Organizer - as the processor - in accordance with the provisions of Legislative Decree no. N. 196 of 30 June 2003 By sending the form, the participant authorizes the Organizer to treat their data in order to allow for the proper conduct of the Contest and its successive promotion and advertising. In particular, the data of all participants will be accessible to the Organizer’s staff and by members of the jury, while the data of the three winners will be made public in the manner specified in Section 7.4.

    10.3 The participant may always at all times exercise their rights under art. 7 of the aforementioned Legislative Decree no. 196/03, including the right to access, modify and delete data or to oppose the processing thereof, by contacting the Organizer to info@evolveajewellerycompetition.com.

    11. FINAL PROVISIONS

    11.1 Any dispute arising between the participants and the Organizer is declared by the Court of Milano and reference is made to any obligations of conciliation in cases provided by law

    11.2 This Regulation shall be published on the website http://www.evolveajewellerycompetition.com/index-it.php#intro. Additional information may be obtained by writing to info@evolveajewellerycompetition.com.

    11.3 The Organizer reserves the right to make changes to this regulation, which will be fully effective from the time of their publication on the website of the Competition, as well as to cancel or postpone the Contest if and when the need arises.




    The participant in the competition who takes part in the contest awards ceremony also accepts without stipulations the following non disclosure agreement


    Non Disclosure agreement

    DEFINITIONS

    “3C”: it means 3C s.r.l. company, with legal residence in Via Pergolesi 22, 20124 Milan, Italy, VAT code 08422900962, REA MI-2025018. .
    “Contest”: it means the contest “Evolvea. International Jewellery Design Competition”,as described on the following website page: http://www.evolveajewellerycompetition.com/index.php.
    “Event”: it means the event organized by 3C in occasion of the awards ceremony of the contest.
    “Participant”: it means the subject who want to participate in the event.

    WHEREAS

    A. In occasion of the Event, could be divulged confidential and proprietary information of 3C;
    B. Therefore 3C means to agree with the Participant the way in which the above said confidential and proprietary information will be utilized;

    NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

    1. MODALITIES OF THE CONTRACT AGREEMENT

    1.1 The participation in the Event supposes the unconditional acceptance by participant of all rules contained in the present agreement.

    1.2 The present agreement can be accepted by Participant both through subscription to the relating paper document and online through tick present on the website page contained in the participation form: http://www.evolveajewellerycompetition.com/index-it.php#evento

    1.3 In the case of online acceptance, the shipping of form participation will be only possible upon agreement of the present agreement.

    2. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION- NON-DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

    2.1 For the purposes of the present agreement, “Confidential Information” means all information disclosed and material showed or distributed before, during and after the Event related to the Contest or 3C role. Such information includes all business, financial, technical, and other information marked or designated by such Party as “confidential” or “proprietary.” Confidential Information also includes information, which, by the nature of the circumstances surrounding the disclosure, ought in good faith to be treated as confidential.

    2.2 The Participant agrees that it will not disclose to any third Party or use any Confidential Information disclosed to it by 3C except when expressly permitted in writing by 3C.

    2.3 Each Party also agrees that it will take all reasonable measures to maintain the confidentiality of all Confidential Information of 3C in its possession or control, also for non-commercial purposes.

    2.4 The Participant adopts all the reasonable measures to keep confidentiality on all Confidential information in its possession or control. The Participant must promptly apprise 3C in writing of any unauthorized use of the confidential information that the same Participant has known.

    3. CONSEQUENCES OF THE UNAUTHORIZED USE

    3.1 The Participate recognizes that the Confidential Information are fundamental to 3C and their disclosure or use of the present agreement should be cause of irreparable damages to 3C. Therefore, except as provided without prejudice to any other right, 3C may resort to any remedies of law, including the precautionary laws, for the purposes to prevent or finish the violation of the duties provided in the present agreement and demanding to the in charge authorities the emission of proper measures.

    4. TERM

    4.1 The term of this Agreement is 3 (three) years from the date of execution by Participant.

    5. NO LICENSE GRANTED

    5.1 Neither case, the present agreement can be interpreted as adequate to transfer or grant to the Participant any right related to the Confidential Information, neither to create between parts any commercial partnerships.

    Non Disclosure agreement


    DEFINITIONS

    “3C”: it means 3C s.r.l. company, with legal residence in Via Pergolesi 22, 20124 Milan, Italy, VAT code 08422900962, REA MI-2025018. .
    “Contest”: it means the contest “Evolvea. International Jewellery Design Competition”,as described on the following website page: http://www.evolveajewellerycompetition.com/index.php.
    “Event”: it means the event organized by 3C in occasion of the awards ceremony of the contest.
    “Participant”: it means the subject who want to participate in the event.

    WHEREAS

    A. In occasion of the Event, could be divulged confidential and proprietary information of 3C;
    B. Therefore 3C means to agree with the Participant the way in which the above said confidential and proprietary information will be utilized;

    NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

    1. MODALITIES OF THE CONTRACT AGREEMENT

    1.1 The participation in the Event supposes the unconditional acceptance by participant of all rules contained in the present agreement.

    1.2 The present agreement can be accepted by Participant both through subscription to the relating paper document and online through tick present on the website page contained in the participation form: http://www.evolveajewellerycompetition.com/index-it.php#evento

    1.3 In the case of online acceptance, the shipping of form participation will be only possible upon agreement of the present agreement.

    2. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION- NON-DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

    2.1 For the purposes of the present agreement, “Confidential Information” means all information disclosed and material showed or distributed before, during and after the Event related to the Contest or 3C role. Such information includes all business, financial, technical, and other information marked or designated by such Party as “confidential” or “proprietary.” Confidential Information also includes information, which, by the nature of the circumstances surrounding the disclosure, ought in good faith to be treated as confidential.

    2.2 The Participant agrees that it will not disclose to any third Party or use any Confidential Information disclosed to it by 3C except when expressly permitted in writing by 3C.

    2.3 Each Party also agrees that it will take all reasonable measures to maintain the confidentiality of all Confidential Information of 3C in its possession or control, also for non-commercial purposes.

    2.4 The Participant adopts all the reasonable measures to keep confidentiality on all Confidential information in its possession or control. The Participant must promptly apprise 3C in writing of any unauthorized use of the confidential information that the same Participant has known.

    2.5 In the case in which the participant is also a representative of a company or another body, the same Participant must avoid the access to the confidential information of the partners, employees or collaborators of any title of such company, except the strictly necessary and in any case only at condition that the same partners, employees or collaborators have subscribed, before accessing the confidential information, a confidential agreement containing the same duties of the present agreement.

    3. CONSEQUENCES OF THE UNAUTHORIZED USE

    3.1 In case of violation by participant of the duties specified in the article 2 of the present agreement, the same participant will be obliged to refund the 3C s.r.l. company every consequent damage.

    3.2 The Participate recognizes that the Confidential Information are fundamental to 3C and their disclosure or use of the present agreement should be cause of irreparable damages to 3C. Therefore, except as provided without prejudice to the previous clause and any other right of 3C, 3C may resort to any remedies of law, including the precautionary laws, for the purposes to prevent or finish the violation of the duties provided in the present agreement and demanding to the in charge authorities the emission of proper measures.

    4. TERM

    4.1 The term of this Agreement is 3 (three) years from the date of execution by Participant.

    5. NO LICENSE GRANTED

    5.1 Neither case, the present agreement can be interpreted as adequate to transfer or grant to the Participant any right related to the Confidential Information, neither to create between parts any commercial partnerships.

    About the Sponsors


    Consisting of a team of Jewellery, Art and Technology experts, this venture hopes to provide the perfect platform for talented artists and jewellery designers to express their utmost passion, vision and design genius.

    3C

    3C

    3C specializes in providing the production, management and consultancy services for B2B and B2C online ecommerce companies.


    D'amato Gems

    One of the main sellers and distributors of stones for the major Italian and foreign brands.


    Associazione Giovani Gioiellieri d'Italia

    Young Jewelers Association of Italy

    The First Relational Network dedicated to the New Generation of Skilled Trades & Tradesmen of Micro, Small and Medium-sized enterprises in the sector Jewelry, Watches and Accessories.

    Contest Application Form


    • Registrations are closed

    About You

    About your Design

    OBJECT:

     

    The contestant assures the organization of having designed and made the design himself/herself and that he/she has not submitted the designs to other design contests or offered to any other 3rd party for sale.

    Confirm:

    EVOLVEA JEWELLERY COMPETITION AWARD CEREMONY: EVENT CONFIRM

    We wait for you on 10th of December 2014 at 10 Watt in Milan (Light room), in Via Giacomo Watt, 10, 20143 Milan

    The registration is strictly reserved for business operators and participants


    FOCUS CONTEST

    SPONSORS

    3C Damato Gems Associazione Giovani Gioiellieri d'Italia