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 COMPETITION 2016

JJDA holds “Japan Jewellery 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 2016, a total of 378 works (57 winners in the general division, 25 winners in the under 26 division, 120 winners in the JJDA members division among 341 applicants) were accepted.

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Grand Prize: ASAKURA Yayoi
Pendant
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Excellent Award:
IINO Kimiko
Pendant
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Excellent Award:
NAKAMICHI Tomoe
Head piece
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General Award:
CHOI Soohyeon
Necklace·Pierced earrings
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Under26 Award:
HANAYAMA Chihiro
Brooch
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Special Jury Prize,
SEKI Akio Award:
KANNO Yasuko
Brooch
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Special Jury Prize,
NAKAMURA Minato Award:
KUBORI Momo
Head jewellery
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IWAGAMI Marina
Necklace
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KANAME Yukiko
Brooch
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SUGIMOTO Mai
Earrings
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TAMARI Kazuhiro
Ring
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HATTORI Sumiko
Brooch
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Japan Jewellery Association Prize:
YAJIMA Minako
Pendant

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


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Exhibition
· JAPAN JEWELLERY COMPETITION: Awarded works and Selected works (378 pieces of jewellery)

Exhibition Dates and Venues
Total of 4,586 people visited the exhibits in four cities in Japan.
September 17 - September 25
Tokyo Midtown Design Hub , Tokyo
Co-organizer : Tokyo Midtown Design Hub

October 15 - October 23
The Museum of Arts & Craft - ITAMI , Itami City

October 29 - November 2
Sendai mediatheque - SENDAI , Sendai City

November9 - November 14
Design Gallery of the International Design Center , Nagoya City
Co-organizer : CCDO/ International Design Center NAGOYA Inc.

Grand Prize-winning works in the past

■ JAPAN JEWELLERY ART COMPETITION
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2016 Grand Prize:
ASAKURA Yayoi
Pendant
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2014 Grand Prize:
MIZUTANI Nao
Necklace
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2012 Grand Prize:
MISHIMA Itto
Necklace
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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