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The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Awards 2020

Published: 11th November 2019

The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Awards 2020

Sheffield Assay Office are proud to be sponsoring this unique competition again in 2020. The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council promotes excellence in jewellery, smallwork, silversmithing and the allied crafts. These industry focused awards are open to everyone practicing in the UK. Eligible work must have been designed and/or made in the 12 months since the previous competition. All work submitted is judged by experts drawn from their specialist fields within the profession. The competition culminates in a prestigious awards evening at Goldsmiths’ Hall followed by an exhibition of award winning pieces and selected entries.


The Sheffield Assay Office would encourage registered customers of the office to apply. To enter, submit your work for one or more sections there are 31 sections in the competition. Full details of each design brief, sections, guidelines, rules and the online application form can be found at

Images are work from past Sheffield winners of the Craft & Design Awards. Photography by Richard Valencia.

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