The 2023 CASE Awards Are Now Open for Entries
Any Jewelers of America member can apply for the jewelry design competition until June 28.
The awards honor JA members who exhibit excellence in jewelry design from creativity to manufacture.
Any employee of a JA member retailer or supplier who is on staff prior to the final submission deadline is welcome to apply. Companies who are not yet JA members can join before June 28 and receive one free CASE Awards entry.
“The CASE Awards celebrate the talent and expertise of independent Jewelers of America members. There are a lot of talented jewelry designers and bench jewelers across the country, and we are proud to recognize their talents and extraordinary pieces of jewelry,” said JA Director of Public Relations and Events Amanda Gizzi.
CASE stands for creativity, artistry, style, and excellence—the criteria used to judge the winning designs.
The CASE Awards have eight categories, with each of the below having one submission earmarked for retailers and one for suppliers.
-- Jewelry up to $2,000 retail value;
-- Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000 retail value;
-- Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000 retail value;
-- Jewelry $10,000 to $50,000 retail value.
Ten total winners will be named—one in each of the above categories, plus two “Best in Show” winners, one for retailers and one for suppliers.
Members can enter a maximum of four pieces in the competition, one per category.
The CASE Awards judging process will consist of a virtual pre-judging period for all submissions and an in-person judging period for the finalists. All initial entries will be reviewed online by an industry expert judging panel and then narrowed down to the top designs in each category, who will be considered finalists.
JA will promote all competitors through a social media and digital marketing campaign.
Winners will be selected by a panel of experts who will evaluate all entries based on overall design, marketability, wearability, and quality of manufacture.
All winners will receive a customized CASE Awards trophy, as well as major promotion in national and local press, featuring photos and descriptions of winning pieces.
This year’s CASE Awards are sponsored by Synchrony and Chosen Payments, an Aurora company.
The deadline to enter is June 28. More information and complete guidelines can be found on the Jewelers of America website.
For questions, contact JA’s Member Services at (800) 223-0673.
See last year’s CASE Award winners here.
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