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All the info you'll need to take part in the Rapid Jewelry 3D Printing Design Competition


  • 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:

    1 Rapid Jewelry: Design Competition

    Competition Overview

  • Stay tuned for an announcement of the date and venue for the Rapid Jewelry Fashion Show this summer!

    Call for Entries opens: February 9, 2015

    Entries due by: April 3, 2015 @ 11:59pmPT

    Winners Announced: May 23, 2015



    Sponsored by:

  • About Us

    Design Museum Portland

    Society of North American Goldsmiths

    3 Rapid Jewelry: Design Competition

    Design Museum Portland 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:

    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:

  • Solidscape



    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:

    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:

  • 5 Rapid Jewelry: Design Competition

    JurySam 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

  • 6#DMRapidJewelry


    Design & Judging Criteria

    All entries will be featured in an online gallery on, 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

  • 7Eligibility

    Intellectual Property

    Rapid Jewelry is open to everyone except employees, board members, and interns of Design Museum Portland 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:

    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 Portland & 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 neutral file format .STEP or .IGS of your design to your Dropbox folder. You must also create 3-10 renderings of your design to submit along with your 3D CAD 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.igs, 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 you wish to submit.

    Register, visit:


  • Terms & Conditions


    These Terms and Conditions are agreed between Design Museum Foundation (Organizer) and the jewelry

    designer (Designer), an Individual taking part in the Rapid Jewelry Design Competition by uploading a unique

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