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Preziosa Young 2015 – deadline : 15 NOV. 2014

LAO – Le Arti Orafe, Contemporary Jewellery School in Firenze, is pleased to announce the
2015 edition of Preziosa Young –

International contest/exhibition for young jewellery makers
The competition does not have a predetermined theme, and the selection will be made based on: Quality of design and manufacture of the pieces; Originality in the use and interpretation of the materials; Conceptual and technical innovation.

The selected artists (6 to 10) will be invited to take part to PREZIOSA Exhibition in FlorenceParticipants
Worldwide goldsmiths, silversmiths, designers, artists, professionals, students, may submit their candidature, provided that they are not older than 35 years at the end of 2014. There is no cost for participation, apart from the shipment of the objects (see the « Shipment of the pieces” section below)Materials
The items may be created in any material and techniqueApplication
Applicants should send a DVD or a USB stick with the following material:
- The fulfilled registration form;
- At least 5 images (TIF format). To provide the jury with tools necessary for the evaluation of the participants, images must be referred to 5 different objects. Images must be numbered from 1 to 5, and must carry the author’s last name. The candidate may submit multiple images of the same object if necessary (please, look at “Registration form“ – download in Microsoft Word format)

November 15th 2014
By this date at latest the registration-form and the required material must reach the following address:
LAO srl (PY Contest)
Via dei Serragli 104
50124 Firenze (Italy)

The selection of the winners will be made through the material submitted by the candidates (images and texts): only in the event that the jury deems it necessary or useful for the selection, candidates will be requested to send an object for jury’s evaluation

The PY exhibition will take place in conjunction with the international event PREZIOSA 2015, in Florence, in the prestigious Marino Marini Contemporary Museum of Art. The organizers could also plan other exhibitions along the year: the selected artists are committed to deliver their work to all the scheduled events. Each of the selected winners must present 5 to 10 pieces for the exhibition. These pieces must be the same (or similar) to those submitted for the selection

A full colour catalogue will be published

Shipment of the pieces (for the selection and for the exhibition)
The shipping costs for the pieces from the origin to Firenze and back home must be paid by the submitters. It is up to the artists to decide whether to insure and/or send their pieces by registered mail. Shipment from Firenze to/by other locations for the exhibition will be paid by the organization.

Registration form (download in Microsoft Word format)

+39 055 2280131 –


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