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The Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Competition 2021/22

Published: 17th November 2021

Piece by Sheffield silversmith and last year's winner, Ryan McClean

The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GC&DC) is now accepting entries to its annual competition, The Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Awards 2021/22. 

With 33 competition briefs, 3 new Patron Awards and a new Special Council Bursary, the GC&DC Competition returns for 2021 with plenty in store for everybody.

Following an incredibly successful 20/21 Competition, this year will see the event return to the Goldsmiths' Centre and Goldsmiths' Hall for a Competition similar to the years prior to the pandemic.

As a proud partner and sponsor of The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council, we would like to share the following dates for you to note in your diaries:

9 January 2022 - Online entry deadline for ALL entrants and sections (2D design & 3D finished work)

25 – 27 January 2022 - Submission days for all 3D work (timed slots) at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London.

28 February 2022 - The Awards Evening at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London.

01 – 04 March 2022 - Exhibition of Award-Winning work at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London.

09 – 11 March 2022 - Collection and posting days for all submitted entries (timed slots) at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London.

The GC&DC have  also issued the following reminders:

  • All entries must have been designed and/or made in the UK within 12 months of the entry deadline (09 Jan 2022)
  • All 2D designs will again be judged digitally this year. Judging panels will choose a selection of entries along with Award winning work and invite them to submit their actual 2D design boards for the Awards Exhibition.
  • All 3D entries will be judged in person.

The Council will also be hosting an online Q&A session in December with more details to follow in due course. 

Visit the GC&DC website for more details

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