The Centurion Show is a small, high-end, invitation-only show held annually just prior to the big gem shows in Tucson. The organisers are launching a competition intended to attract fresh new designers from overseas to the show - three winners will receive free exhibiting space at Centurion Scottsdale in late January 2013.
It's a great opportunity for designers who want to break into the U.S. market and gain exposure to fine jewellery retailers in the USA.
The Centurion Emerging Designer competition is open to any designer who:
1) has not exhibited in a U.S. jewellery trade show before;
2) has a line suitable for a luxury jewellery store;
3) is capable of fulfilling wholesale orders from retailers.
It is fine if the designer exhibits in trade shows outside the USA, they just want names that are entirely new to the U.S. jewellery market. Entries are voted online by Centurion retail attendees, based on images of entrants' work.
The application deadline is 30 September and all the details are on the entry form, which can be found here >>>