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  CONTEST FRESH METAL - guidelines

The contest was created for students of the goldsmith craft, gaining their skills in private jewellery and goldsmith schools and for graduates of such schools (lecturers and teachers

may not participate in the contest). We are coming from a standpoint that public schools give their students more possibilities of becoming known on the art scene, and students of private schools must fight for their place without the help of government or social organizations.
The contest is free for the participants (except for the materials used to create the work), all organizational costs are covered by schools. There is also no limit of the number of participants. It is advised, however, that student actively participate in the works related to the preparation of the contest, the exhibitions etc.

The contest will be organized once a year.

Each year, the host of the contest will be a school which was invited to a cooperation by the previous host, and has accepted this invitation. This way, the number of schools participating in the contest grows with each year.

The system of contest organization is explained by the following outline. For example: school C is the host of the contest in its 3 rd year, after being invited during the previous year by school B, and for the host for the 4 th year it chooses school D.

The contest host's responsibilities are:
- to choose another school, send an invitation for cooperation, pass along all the necessary information and receive an acceptance from the school to be the host in the following year;
- to prepare the contest, which means to decide on a subject of the contest, regulations, rules and criteria of work evaluation, schedule and other necessary information materials; to send invitations and information materials about the contest to the remaining schools.
- to hold the contest, which means to collect contest works, done by its own students and graduates, and contest works from the remaining schools (along with full data and photographic documentation 1) ), to pick out the jury, determine a winner, provide and give the award(s) ( possibly including an additional award for the audience participating in selecting the audience's winner);
- to present photographs of contest works through the internet 2) , possibly connected with an audience's vote;
- to organize an exhibition of the contest works 2) (the form of the exhibition is entirely up to the hosting school);
- to print and send out a brochure presenting the contest works 2) and containing basic information about the schools participating in the contest and sponsors. The form (including the graphic look) of the brochure is entirely up to the hosting school, only the logo should stay the same (modified only in regard to the date). The minimal number of copies of the folder should take into consideration the number of participants (one copy for each) and the number of schools participating (five copies for each);
- to set a schedule of the post-contest exhibitions, organized by the remaining schools;
- to send works to the remaining schools, according to the schedule;
- as far as possible - to take PR action in order to promote the contest, goldsmith education, and the design and aesthetic of goldsmith products;
- to introduce modifications, if necessary, in the plan of action and organization of the contest.

Remaining participating schools' responsibilities are:
- to promote information about the new edition of the contest among its students and graduates;
- to collect contest works created by its students and graduates and to send then to the hosting school in the set time, along with full data and photographic documentation 1) ;
- to organize a post-contest exhibition 2) , in the time arranged with the host (the form of the exhibition is entirely up to each school)
- after the end of the exhibition, to send the works to the next school - after the end of the series of exhibitions - to send the works back to the schools they originally came from.
- as far as possible - to take PR action in order to promote the contest, goldsmith education, and the design and aesthetic of goldsmith products.

An example of how the system would work in its 3 rd year (third edition of the contest) is shown in the following outline:



Technical issues:
•  "packshot" photos, on white background, in .jpg, .tiff or other format, adapted for offset printing, resolution 300 dpi, minimal width 1000 pixels,
•  works should be signed with the first and last name of the author and contain information about the schools where the author is or was studying, optional - other information about the authors, title and description of the work.

The author of the contest's logotype is Paulina Tyro-Niezgoda, a graduate of the Fine Art Academy in Warsaw, 2008 (www.coroflot.com/paulina_tyro_ niezgoda)

This year we invited to Fresh Metal Le Arti Orafe - well known school from Italy.