Jewelry Television (JTV), one of country’s largest retailers of fine jewelry and gemstones has announced their open call to discover the next talented emerging designer. The JTV Rock Star Designer Contest calls on US-based talent to submit photos of their original designs along with a video and headshot.
“We know there are many talented jewelry designers just waiting to be discovered and given their first big break,” said Jill Johnson, VP Marketing. “We decided to use our international platform to offer exposure for contestants, as well as an opportunity to help one lucky winner get started in the jewelry industry.”
The winner will receive:
- $5,000 cash prize
- One-on-one mentoring with JTV’s international buyers
- Segment on JTV featuring winner’s jewelry collection
- Exposure to 85 million households
- Introductions to industry insiders and manufacturers
Application and selection process:
Applicants must submit photos of finished jewelry they have designed and made that represents their individual design style,headshot and video message explaining why they should be JTV’s first Rock Star Designer.
100 jewelry designers will be selected from the applicant group by the judges’ panel, consisting of industry experts. The initial finalists will be posted online for public viewing and voting, which will narrow the group to 10 semi-finalists.
The panel of judges will narrow the group to 5 finalists who will be notified on May 29, 2015 and receive an all-expense paid trip to JTV headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee to compete in a reality show style competition. Designers will be filmed as they work their way through 4 unique design challenges. One finalist will be eliminated after each challenge until a winner emerges. The episodes will be aired on JTV.com/RockStar and promoted on the national broadcast network.
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