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.
The theme of the 27th edition of the competition isSymbol of Hope.
Wearing jewelry brings hope.
On the one hand, jewelry strengthens our psyche. It communicates our personal courage and supports us in taking a specific stand. We wear symbols in a way that gives us hope to overcome our internal weaknesses. Thanks to jewelry, we can also prepare ourselves to be ready for crises that come from outside and currently strongly influence and threaten our lives. On the other hand, jewelry gives you the opportunity to draw strength from the outside.
Through the worn symbol, which is a form of communication with others, it strengthens our hope that we are not alone. Made of a warm material, amber, it supports us like an amulet - even in the event of health difficulties. It strengthens us despite our sensitivity and gives us the strength to overcome fears. It is a ray of hope emanating from the personal to the social and political environment. What does jewelry look like that gives us hope today, strengthens us in crises and helps us get through them? The deadline for submitting applications was February 1, 2024.
Thank you for your submitted projects.
We received 295 papers from 229 authors from 32 countries. The jury deliberations will take place on February 12, 2024.
The award ceremony will take place during AMBERIF Spring (21-23/03/2024)
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.
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.
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 :
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: email@example.com) , 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.
The organizer of the AMBERIF fair is AMBEREXPO - one of the most modern exhibition and congress facilities in Poland. We specialize in organizing local, national and international events: fairs, exhibitions, congresses, conferences, events, fairs, outdoor events.