IGI Expressions, the free jewelry design competition hosted by IGI, has attracted 1,141 unique entries this year, the highest total by far. The submissions period, which ended on January 31, had been extended by a week due to surging popular demand.
The online submissions, sent to IGI from a total of 40 different countries, include hand-drawn Sketches, Computer Assisted Design (CAD) files and iPad files. Participants selected their choice of submissions type in one of three design categories, Statement Piece, Convertible Jewelry and Perfume Bottle or Jewelry Box.
“We witness the vital role creativity plays in designing gemstone jewelry that moves and inspires others,” noted IGI CEO Tehmasp Printer. “IGI is pleased to continue encouraging and supporting creative talent on this platform where we invite jewelry enthusiasts around the world to participate and be recognized.”
Approximately 50 designs will become competition finalists, from which nine champions will be selected, one in each submission segment, for each of the three categories.