We cordially invite you to take part in the next edition of the International Competition for the Design of Jewellery with Amber Amberif Design Award 2022. The topic of this edition is:

Amber as a reward!

When artists create jewelry, they often use their skills to reward also themselves. Because the transformation of your material often results in pure joy: joy in making, their hands´ virtuosity, the skilled use of tools and sovereignty over their design decisions. The wearers also reward themselves, illustrate their lives with symbols and show their point of view when wearing the jewellery. The viewer is rewarded in the perception of beauty and spirit – and the opportunity to use jewelry as a point of contact for a conversation with the wearer.

In this triangular relationship, jewelry, and especially amber as a material, has played a major role for thousands of years. The material properties of Amber suit artists when making the pieces. The color spectrum of amber flatters the wearer and rewards them with a warm look. And Amber has always erwarte the viewer’s courage to dare something.

Use Amber as a jewellery material in a rewarding creative way for this triangular relationship between making, wearing and viewing.

Barbara Schmidt
curator oft he contest

The goal and the objective of the Competition is to promote amber as a source of artistic expression. The competition´s aim is the design of an original, artistic piece of jewellery with amber, inspired by the topic of this year.

Only natural amber is permitted to be used. However, Participants have a complete freedom of choosing the other materials.

The Competition is open and free of charge for all designers, artists and craftspeople.

Only digital pictures (jpg file – 300 dpi) shall be accepted in the form of a design executed in any graphic technique: drawing, rendering, visualisation or photographs of a finished prototype or model.

Prizes to be awarded:

  • The Mayor of the City of Gdańsk Prize: PLN 10,000

Joint prizes:

  • The Amber Prize awarded by the International Amber Association – 1 kg of amber
  • The Silver Prize – 1 kg of silver

The Organiser may award additional prizes.

Deadline for entries: 01.02.2022