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Baiyang Qui 2016 Vision Award Winner

MJSA Vision Awards

Announcing the 2016 winners

Click on the names below to see the entries of our 2016 winners:

Klaus Kutter, First Place, Professional Design Excellence (4 Years in Business)

Ian Douglas, Second Place, Professional Design Excellence (4 Years in Business)

Baiyang Qiu, First Place, Professional Design Excellence (1-3 Years in Business)

Gina Ferranti, Second Place, Professional Design Excellence (1-3 Years in Business)

Gregoré Morin, CAD/CAM Distinction

Baiyang Qui, Laser Distinction

Cynthia Reneé, Custom Design Distinction

Sandy Leong, Responsible Practices Distinction

Seung Jeon Paik, First Place, Future of the Industry

Jizhi Li, Second Place, Future of the Industry

Learn more about our winners in the August special awards issue of the MJSA Journal.

 

About the MJSA Vision Awards Competition

If you’re a designer, you know that feeling.

You’ve spent hours in the studio, pouring your skill and creativity into a new design, struggling to turn your vision into reality. Finally, you hold it in your hand—an innovative, finely crafted piece of jewelry that anyone would be proud to wear.

It’s a moment of immense satisfaction, of triumph—and you want everyone to know about it.

Now it’s time to receive the recognition you deserve.

Every year, the MJSA Vision Awards celebrate outstanding talent in the field of jewelry design. The winning designers represent the future of the jewelry manufacturing industry, and the Vision Awards competition showcases their creativity and boosts their careers. Some of the industry’s finest designers—Todd Reed, Mark Schneider, Steve Midgett, Lisa Krikawa, and many others—can point to a Vision Award among their exemplary credits.

MJSA ensures the Vision Award winners receive the recognition they deserve throughout the industry. We publicize their triumph through articles in MJSA Journal and in press releases distributed throughout the trade, and we help them to create promotions for their own targeted customers. We take out special full-page ads in such leading trade publications as Instore and Metalsmith magazines to feature their winning designs. We display their finely crafted pieces for thousands of buyers at MJSA Expo in New York, and thousands more can see them for the entire year on our website.

We also make sure our winners can help continue their winning ways by providing cash prizes, gift certificates for tools and supplies, book packages, and, for students, scholarships funded by the MJSA Education Foundation.

The Call for Entries for the 2017 Vision Awards will be announced in January with the deadline posted.

If you would like to be added to the list to receive Vision Award notices, please click here and provide your contact information.

 

Vision Award Categories

The competition provides designers with several opportunities for deserved recognition. The winning entries will be acknowledged and on display at MJSA Expo.

Professional Design Excellence (4 years in business): Honors designs that exhibit exceptional creativity, craftsmanship, and marketability by jewelers in business for 4 or more years.

Professional Design Excellence (1-3 years in business): Honors designs that exhibit exceptional creativity, craftsmanship, and marketability by jewelers in business for 1-3 years.

Laser Distinction: Honors entries in which the design relied upon the use of a laser and any technical challenges that were overcome to take the piece from concept to completion.

CAD/CAM Distinction. Honors designs that were created with the use of CAD/CAM technologies and the challenges that were overcome to take the piece from concept to completion.

Custom Design Distinction: Honors designs that met a client’s request and the challenges encountered during the design process and how they were overcome.

Responsible Practices Distinction (NEW for 2016): Honors designs that use responsibly sourced materials, including recycled metals and fair-trade gems, and were created using environmentally sensitive manufacturing processes.

Future of the Industry Award. This award recognizes the work of students in jewelry-related programs who exhibit exceptional design talent and creativity.

 

Thank You to the 2016 Sponsors



Rio Grande logo

General Sponsor

 



LaserStar Technologies Corporation

Laser Distinction Sponsor

 



EnvisionTEC

CAD/CAM Distinction Sponsor

 



Century Casting Logo

Custom Design Sponsor

 



Umicore

Responsible Practices Sponsor

 



MJSA Education Foundation

Future of the Industry Sponsor

 



Metalsmith Logo

Media Sponsor

 



Metalsmith Logo

Media Sponsor

Events/Programs

MJSA Advantage

MJSA members receive a 60 percent discount off Vision Award entry fees.

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