competition

JJDA is always furthering the development of the biennial jewellery design competitions that have been held since their establishment in 1964 to promote even higher standards of jewellery design. JJDA views jewellery as a form of art design, and value much more than its material value. Based on this concept, JJDA widely calls for entries for finished work and also design drawings. JJDA’s final goal is to establish a firm position within the jewellery world and to cultivate human resources for the next generation by improving standards of Japanese jewellery design by awarding prizewinners.


JAPAN JEWELLERY ART COMPETITION 2012

JJDA holds “Japan Jewellery Art Competitions” biannually as a gateway to cultivating and furthering careers for new designers. As a result, the next generation of jewellery designers will be promoted and celebrated.
Entry was limited to applications from within Japan.
In 2012, a total of 446 works (103 winners in the general division, 61 winners in the under 26 division among 416 applicants) were accepted.

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Grand Prize: Mishima Itto
Necklace
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Excellent Award:
NAYUKI Sonoyo
Brooch
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Excellent Award:
HEO Ungsu
Ring
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Under 26 Award:
HINOKIYA Takuya
Ring·Brooch· Pierced earrings· Necklace
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Special Jury Prize,
AMANO Ikuo Award:
IWAYA Anna
Pendant
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Special Jury Prize,
KOSHINO Hiroko Award:
KOBAYASHI Ayaka
Necklace
Encouragement Awards were given to the following ten winners:
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ARAI Yumiko
Necklace
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LEE HyunKi
Ring
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URANAKA Kotaro
Pendant
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KINOSHITA Michie
Ring
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KOJIMA Takashi
Pendant·Necklace
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NAKAHARA Eiko
Brooch
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NAKAMURA Satoshi
Brooch
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MAKINO Koudai
Ring
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MIZUNO Chiaki
Necklace
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YAMAGISHI Saya
Ring

The 2nd JAPAN JEWELLERY DESIGN COMPETITION
THEME: “GENKI ” (Vital Energy)

JJDA can observe how jewellery design drawings can be a way of exploring possibilities for advancing designers’ skills and design ideas through “Japan Jewellery Design competitions”.
This is a design drawing competition that evaluate how the applicant's concept and idea are expressed in his/her drawing based on the theme given by JJDA, and what the design will propose to our social world.

A total of 30 works from 29 applicants out of 105 submissions on the 2012 theme of “Genki” (vital energy), were awarded.
The prize winning works were exhibited in three cities: Tokyo, Itami, and Nagoya.
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Grand Prize: ICHIMURA Motoko
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Excellent prize:
TOYOGUCHI Mika
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Excellent prize:
FUNAYAMA Erika
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Excellent prize:
MINAMIZUKA Satoko
Creative Awards were given to the following four winners:
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EIBI Michiko
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OKINA Yuka
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ODE Akiko
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YAMADA Hinako
Encouragement Awards were given to the following four winners:
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OSHIMA Sae
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SAKURABA Manami
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TERADA Miyako
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NAKADA Ayana




Exhibition
Awarded works ware exhibited in three cities: Tokyo, Itami, and Nagoya. At these exhibitions, various events such as gallery talks and workshops were held simultaneously.


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Exhibition
· JAPAN JEWELLERY ART COMPETITION: Awarded works and Selected works (446 pieces of jewellery)

· JAPAN JEWELLERY DESIGN COMPETITION: Awarded works and Selected works (30 drawings)

· Additional exhibition: “Jewellery design process - from inspiration to final product”
82 pieces of jewellery created by 27 JJDA members who are active both in Japan and overseas were exhibited with their draft design and/or mock-ups (esquisse), and concepts.

Exhibition Dates and Venues
Total of 4,197 people visited the exhibits in three cities in Japan.
May 12 ~ May 16, 2012
The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo

June 1 ~ June 10, 2012
The Museum of Arts & Craft – ITAMI, Itami City

June 27 ~ June 2, 2012
Design Gallery, 4th floor of the International Design Center, Nagoya City
Co-organizer: CCDO/International Design Center NAGOYA Inc.


Grand Prize winning works in recent years

■ JAPAN JEWELLERY ART COMPETITION
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2010 Grand Prize:
YAYMADA Mizuko
Bangle
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2008 Grand Prize:
HIHONE Ai
Necklace
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2006 Grand Prize:
KITADA Michie
Ring


■ 2010 The 1st. JAPAN JEWELLERY DESIGN COMPETITION
THEME: “Human-friendly jewellery, universal design.”
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Grand Prize:ARASE Mai