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FIFTH EDITION OF THE " FRESH METAL 2013 " CONTEST

Contest title:   7 DAYS

Organizer:   Wytwórnia Antidotum, Warsaw Poland; www.wytwornia antidotum.pl

Contest objective:   To integrate young jewellery designers from different countries, allow them to cooperate and interact, become familiar with the newest trends and to compare their achievements.

Contest guidelines:   This time we would like to see your creative approach towards "multitasking jewellery". Wouldn't it be great to always have within your reach a set of jewellery that fits every occasion - modest for school or office and after a slight modification appropriate also for a Saturday dinner in a fancy restaurant, first date with a special man or even a garden party at the ambassador's? One "click", that changes everything; or maybe two sides of the same coin (the dialed down, "everyday" one and the "crazy" for special occasions); something small that extends into something bigger or can be dismantled into few separate pieces; a change in shape or just a decoration. we're interested not only in the appearance in both versions (casual and special), but also the process of change, so apart from the piece itself we also require a description or an illustration of this process.

Contest criteria:   Individual items or sets which are considered as jewellery can be submitted into the contest. They can be made using any manual technique, and the participants may use any kind of material, as long as their work comply with conditions of contest. We expect silver, copper, brass, bronze or alpaca to be used as a base material, which can be combined with any other materials.
Competition entries will be evaluated in terms of quality, aesthetics and innovation.

Jury and the awards:
The organizer will select a winner of main prize, two winners of second awards (the best project from Wytwórnia Antidotum and one of Le Arti Orafe) and audience prize winner.
Main prize - 0,5 kilo of 999 silver offered by the sponsor
2nd awards (one for each school): Tool Kit offered by the sponsor
Audience prize - Noble Clay Bronze block of 220g
Additional prize - Draw among the audience taking part in the voting - Noble Clay Bronze block of 110g
Awards will be handed to winners personally on the day of announcement of competition results, or at their request - sent by mail.
The organizer reserves the right to distribute the awards differently.
The jury's verdict is final, no legal action can be taken. Till the time of the official announcement, the verdict is confidential.

Conditions for participating in the contest:   all students and graduates of Le Arti Orafe and Antidotum Workshop can participate in the contest.
Projects that do not comply with conditions of the contest will not be qualified.
Each school can participate with maximum of 35 projects.
Each participant can enter maximum of 2 projects. Group projects are allowed, but only if group members are students or graduates.
Condition for accepting work into the contest is sending it before the date given below along with an entry form, filled out and signed by the participant and authorised by the school, photographic documentation of the project on a CD (min. one "pack shot" type photo, on white background, in " JPG"  or "  TIF  " format, adapted for offset printing, MINIMUM resolution 300 dpi, minimal width 1000 pixels) and a description or illustration of the items transition process. Projects should be delivered safely packed for transportation and storage.
The organizer takes responsibility for the submitted projects from the moment of receiving till the moment of sending them to the school that will organize the following exhibition.
Responsibility is limited to the value of materials used to create the project, as determined in the entry form.
The projects will be returned to the authors after the end of the post-contest exhibition.

Contest schedule:   projects should be sent to the organizer on the following address: 02-937 Warsaw, ul. Orężna 39, Poland before February 1 st 2013.
The audience voting will take place on www.feshmetal.antidotum.pl between March 1 st and 10 th 2013. Announcement of the contest result will be on 16 th of March, 2014, at 2.30 p.m. in Wytwórnia Antidotum Workshop in Warsaw, ul. Willowa 8/10 m. 37 and on the website. Post-contest exhibition will take place at the Amberif fair in Gdańsk, 20 th -23th of March 2013 or at the Jubinale fair, 13 th -15 th of June 2013. Information about other post-contest exhibitions will be announced later on.

Contest folder: Each contestant will receive 1 exemplar of the contest folder. Five such folders will be sent to the Le Arti Orafe school.

Sponsor: Noble Clay www.nobleclay.pl
Media partner: Polska Biżuteria www.polskabizuteria.pl