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Rapid Jewelry3D Printing Design CompetitionCall for Entries
Entries due:April 3, 2015
Design is everywhere.So are we.
Rapid Jewelry3D Printing Design Competition
Rapid prototyping plays an increasing role in every discipline of design. Jewelry designers now use computer-aided modeling and 3D printing technology to produce unique geometry for designs that were previously impossible to create. It is revolutionizing the industry; taking an age old craft and bringing it into the 21st century.
This is technology-driven fashion! Help us highlight 3D printing as a new approach for designing visually stimulating statement pieces. Show the world your design by creating wearable art that is equal parts technology and fashion. Were looking for the best uses of 3D printing for jewelry design not another string of pearls.
Enter your design online. Finalists will be 3D printed and featured in a 4-city, nationally-traveling fashion show, where the 3 winning entries will be announced and highlighted. Finalists will also be featured in our national exhibition, online gallery, and pop-up retail stores. The 3 winning designers will receive cash prizes too!
Be part of Rapid Jewelry! We recommend you read this entire Call for Entries then visit our website to register: designmuseumboston.org/rapidjewelry
1 Rapid Jewelry: Design Competition
Join us for a special fashion show featuring the finalists and winners of Rapid Jewelry on May 23, 2015 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel Imperial Ballroom.
Were excited to be partnered with the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) for an Exhibition in Motion a live fashion show and fundraising event featuring models wearing this cutting edge jewelry. SNAG is celebrating their 15th anniversary, so join us for the Exhibition in Motion and stay for the after party with drinks and dancing led by a multi-media performance from Ave X.
Call for Entries opens: February 9, 2015
Entries due by: April 3, 2015 @ 11:59pmPT
Winners Announced: May 23, 2015
Design Museum Boston
Society of North American Goldsmiths
3 Rapid Jewelry: Design Competition
Design Museum Boston is a new kind of museum. Were a nonprofit, nomadic museum dedicated to educating the world about design. We cover design in all its forms by producing educational content, videos, events, and exhibitions that show the power of design to make our everyday lives better and our businesses more competitive. Design is everywhere, so are we. To learn more visit: designmuseumboston.org
The Society of North American Goldsmiths advances jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community. SNAG envisions a diverse jewelry and metals community engaging in thoughtful conversation and critical discourse while preserving tradition and embracing innovation. To learn more visit: snagmetalsmith.org
Solidscape helps small and medium-size businesses reach a competitive edge by adopting 3D printing solutions. Thanks to our precision and materials castability, companies can leverage on automated manufacturing systems otherwise unaffordable and hard to integrate. Our goal is to change the way parts are made with a simple click one industry at a time. To learn more visit: solid-scape.com
Keyshot is real-time 3D rendering and animation software developed by Luxion for PC and Mac. Keyshot breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images, animations and interactive visuals of your 3D models, simplifying the media creation process with fast, interactive rendering and widest 3D file format support. To learn more visit: keyshot.com
Sam AquillanoExecutive Director, Design Museum Foundation
Dawn BarrettDesign Museum Foundation Board Member
Fabio EspositoPresident, CEO, Solidscape
Richard FunnellGlobal Training Specialist, Luxion Keyshot
Joshua HarkerFine Artist Specializing in Digital Sculpture/3D Printing
Arthur HashAssistant Professor, Jewelry Design, Appalachian State University
Josh MingsDirector of Marketing, Luxion Keyshot
Paulina PerepelkinFounder, Additive Fashion
Eric PortnoyOwner, Room 68
Jessica RosenkrantzCo-Founder, Creative Director, Nervous System
Gwynne Rukenbrod SmithExecutive Director, Society of North American Goldsmiths
Emily StoehrerCurator of Jewelry, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Chelsea SpearBrand Consultant
Jenny WuDesign Director, LACE & Partner, Oyler Wu Collaborative
5 Rapid Jewelry: Design Competition
Design & Judging Criteria
All entries will be featured in an online gallery on designmuseumboston.org/rapidjewelry, and renderings will be shown in our nationally-traveling Rapid Jewelry events and exhibitions.
Finalists will be selected by the jury to be 3D printed by Solidscape and other partners theyll be featured in our nationally-traveling Rapid Jewelry fashion show, exhibition, and pop-up retail experience in 4 cities: Boston, MA; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; and Chicago, IL. In retail finalists will receive royalties on pieces sold. The number of finalists will be determined by the jury based on the overall number and quality of entries submitted. Finalists will receive premium visibility online.
3 winning entries will be chosen by the jury to receive cash prizes: 1st prize, $2,000; 2nd prize, $1000; 3rd prize, $500. These 3 winning designs will be highlighted throughout the nationally-traveling program.
Note: prizes are subject to change and winners are solely liable for the payment of all taxes, duties and other similar measures if imposed on the reward pursuant to the legislation of the country of his/her residence, domicile, citizenship, workplace, or any other criterion of similar nature. Only 1 award per person.
Entries will be reviewed by our Jury on the following criteria:
Uniqueness of design Wearability Fashion innovation Visual presence Use of CAD & 3D printing capabilities
Rapid Jewelry is open to everyone except employees, board members, and interns of Design Museum Boston and their immediate family members. Immediate family members and employees of our Partners, Sponsors, and Jury are also ineligible.
Individuals and teams are encouraged to submit design entries. In the case of a winning team, members agree to share the prizes.
By entering, each participant warrants that their submission is their original work and does not infringe on any intellectual property rights, trademarks, or copyrights of any other person or organization.
For questions about eligibility please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Intellectual and creative property remains with the individual designer or is shared by the design team for each entry. Jury-selected entries grant Design Museum Foundation (our parent organization) a commercial, 1-year exclusive, non-transferable, and non-sub-licensable license for Design Museum Foundation to produce and sell the design in our retail stores and online designers will receive a fair-market royalty on each sale. All entrants grant Design Museum Foundation a non-commercial, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and non-sub-licensable license of the design for educational, public awareness, and promotional purposes. See the Terms & Conditions for details.
Rapid Jewelry: Design Competition
8Submission Guidelines & ProcessStep 1: Register for the competitionRegistration fees: $15 for students $25 for members of Design Museum Boston & SNAG $40 for non-membersAfter completing the registration form, within 1 business day, you will receive your registration number, link to entry form, and invitation to a Dropbox folder where you will submit you files, along with a 30-day trial version of Keyshot 5, which we recommend using to create photo-realistic renderings for your entry.
Step 2: Design your pieceDesigns are not constrained to any particular type of jewelry piece or gender. In the entry form you will describe your piece and how it is worn. Your design must be created in CAD and 3D printable no need to produce an actual piece for submission although we do encourage you to prototype! We have three options for printing jury-selected designs: white resin, black resin, or cast & polished sterling silver. You must choose your finish when you submit your entry form if you choose cast & polished sterling silver, your design must be cast-able. Note: we recommend saving your sketches, mock-ups, and prototypes these could be included in the Rapid Jewelry exhibition should your entry be chosen by the jury.
Step 3: Create your submission filesYou must upload a .STL file of your design to your Dropbox folder. You must also create 3-10 renderings of your design to submit along with your 3D .STL file. Your renderings should show the piece from multiple angles and if possible show the piece on the human form. Renderings should each be saved as .JPG sized 1920 x 1080 pixels, 72dpi. We recommend using Keyshot 5 to create these photo-realistic images. All files should be named with your registration number, i.e. 123456.stl, 123456_1.jpg, 123456_2.jpg.
Step 4: Prepare your entry form, files, and submitAll entry files must be saved into your Dropbox folder before your submit your
entry form. To submit, compete the entry form with your contact information, registration number, and entry description. Then youre done!Note: you must have a separate registration number for each design yo