AMBERIF competitions

AMBERIF Design Award

AMBERIF Design Award (ADA) is a competition whose aim is to promote Baltic amber as an interesting means of artistic expression. Each edition attracts artists from the farthest corners of the world and results in extraordinary projects that remain in the industry's memory for a long time.

AMBERIF Selection

AMBERIF Selection (formerly Mercurius Gedanensis) is a competition accompanying the fair since 1995, its second edition.

The aim of the competition is to search for the best designed and masterfully made jewelry using Baltic amber, as well as to consistently promote above-standard functional, technological and stylistic solutions. The winners are selected among AMBERIF exhibitors.
In 2023, the works were assessed by the competition jury:
  • Anna Sado – editor of the Amber Portal amber.com.pl),
  • Krzysztof Jacobson – diamond expert
  • Adam Pstrągowski – president of S&A SA, winner of the Amberif Selection 202 Grand Prix
  • Jacek Ostrowski – designer
  • Dariusz Latoszek – representative of the Ministry of Development and Technology.

Award of the Minister of Development and Technology

Dariusz Zarański – Zarański Design for the "Earth" necklace
VERDICT: For its modern form and balanced and subtle decoration proportions referring to the structure and colors of Baltic amber.

Award of the Gdańsk International Fair

Arkadiusz Wolski for the "Sfera" necklace
VERDICT: For the innovative and bold jewelry form and the spectacular emphasis on its geometry and spatiality.

Distinction

Marcin Wesołowski NAC Amber for the "SHINE LIKE A STAR" necklace
VERDICT: For perfect workmanship in accordance with the highest jewelry standards and exceptional precision in even the smallest details.

Distinction

Duet Tomasz Kargul & Monika Błaszkowska for a set of jewelry: brooch, earrings and a ring.
VERDICT: For courage in combining silver, amber and recycled materials in a modern, eye-catching form.

National Goldsmiths and Jewelers Competition. Karol Kowalski "Amber Craft" 2024

"Amber Crafts" is a competition organized by the fair's partner - the Pomeranian Chamber of Crafts of the Ministry of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.

Its aim is to present the professional skills of goldsmiths and young goldsmiths specializing in traditional and modern goldsmithing techniques. The competition will be held in two age categories :
  • Juniors
  • Seniors
Competition works can be submitted until February 16, 2024, at the Pomeranian Chamber of Crafts of the Ministry of Fine Arts in Gdańsk (ul. Piwna 1/2, room no. 213, tel: 726 026 072, e-mail: a.grabowicz@pomorskaizba.com.pl) , along with the completed application form.

This year's theme is: "Amber dreams - jewelry" .

The results will be announced during the awards ceremony during the AMBERIF SPRING 2024 Fair on March 21-23, 2024.
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