main prize
audience award

Fresh Metal contest was initiated in 2009 by Wytwórnia Antidotum. The participants of the first edition, students and alumni of two jewellery schools - Wytwórnia from Warsaw and Le Arti Orafe from Florence, were competing in a contest titled "5 grams" . According to the set up of the contest, Le Arti Orafe hosted last year edition. They designed contest's guidelines and chose as the theme: "Animals".

Contest title: KINETICS

Organizer: Wytwórnia Antidotum, Warsaw, Poland

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:  Traditionally, jewellery is static. In fact the user "gives it a movement" and makes every object appreciated from different perspective, but the object itself usually remains unchanged. We would like to challange this by creating projects in where the focus is changeability , motion or mobility of the elements . Obviously, there are parts that according to technological or ergonomic reasons have to be movable to provide possibility of fastening and putting the object on (such as hinges in a bracelet), but what we mean here, is the kinetic potential of the matter which can be utilized while designing objects capable of converting while being worn.

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 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:
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 - Art Clay block of 50g
Additional prize - Draw among the audience taking part in the voting - Art Clay kit with Instructional DVD.
Awards will be handed to winners personally on the day of announceme nt 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.
Projets that do not comply with conditions of 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). 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 January 14th 2011.

The audience voting will take place on between 20 and 27 I 2011. Announcement of the contest result will be on 29 of January, 2011,at 4.30 p.m. In Wytwórnia Antidotum Workshop in Warsaw, ul. Willowa 8/10 m37 and on the website. Contest exhibition organized by Antidotum will take place in 9-12 III 2011 at Amberif jewellery fair in Gdańsk or at Inhorgenta in 25-28 II 2011. More detailed information regarding post-contest exhibitions will follow as soon.

Contest brochure:  Each participant will receive 1 copy of the contest brochure. 5 copies will be send to Le Arti Orafe.