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Win or lose, there’s value in entering design competitions

By Shawna Kulpa

If you’re just getting started as a jewelry designer, you might wonder about the value of entering design competitions. After all, they often have entry fees (which can sometimes be steep), and spending the time preparing entries is time you’re taking away from the rest of your growing business. Besides, they’re usually won by experienced designers who have been in the industry forever, right?