Competitions

The NAJ organises and supports a number of competitions that provide a great opportunity for industry businesses to showcase their products on a national scale. Our competitions recognise new talent in a wide range of fields, including cutting-edge design and exceptional customer service, as well as retail and supply.

 

Bright Young Gems

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The Bright Young Gems initiative, is the leading industry-recognized platform for fresh talent, with many prior winners going on to carve out highly successful award-winning careers. 

 

JET Awards

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Every month, Clarity & Success, honours a JET student with the JET Certificate project of the month. Nominations are made by course tutors, and the winner is chosen by an external moderator. The individual is awarded a certificate, is acknowledged in the Jeweller, and is invited to the NAJ Education Awards.

JET Awards

 

GCDC Craftsmanship & Design Awards

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The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GC&DC), which operates the competition, actively encourages established craftspersons and designers in the industry, as well as apprentices and students to enter their work. This unique annual competition rewards excellence in technical skills and creative design in precious metals and related materials. 

GCDC Craftsmanship & Design Awards

 

Retail Jeweller’s UK Jewellery Awards

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The UK Jewellery Awards is the industry's longest-running trade awards event, honouring and rewarding excellence in the jewellery and watch industries.

UK Jewellery Awards

 

Professional Jeweller Awards

Professional Jewellery Awards

The Professional Jeweller Awards, celebrates industry innovation and success. 

Professional Jewellery awards

 

BCTF Awards

BCTF Awards

At BCTF each year a number of prizes are awarded to exhibitors. Each award is sponsored by an organisation that is actively involved in the UK craft and giftware industry. 

 

Halo Awards 

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The HALO Award is presented to the jewellery business that applies the British Hallmarking Council's Digital Dealers Notice in the most creative way, to educate and inform consumers about hallmarking.

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The BATF Platinum Jubilee Competition

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The Platinum Jubilee competition is open to UK-based designers and silversmiths, who don’t have be a member of a trade association,  in order to celebrate the traditions of craftsmanship.

 

David Wilkins Awards 

David Wilkins AWARD 

In honour of David Wilkins (1931-1994), former Chairman of the National Association of Goldsmiths Valuations Committee (the NAJ's predecessor), the National Committee of the National Association of Jewellers may award the David Wilkins Trophy if an IRV has demonstrated outstanding skill, dedication or service in respect of jewellery appraisal and valuation.

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