Guidelines

  • At least 50% of product in the design must be available from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads
  • Submit a complete materials list of all products used in the design – size, color, material, shape and item number if available.
  • Submit a clear color image of the design – either upload a digital file up to 300 dpi and no larger than 2 MB or mail an 8x10 inch photo. Up to 3 images may be submitted.  See photo tips
  • No purchase is necessary.
  • The design must contain at least 50% of the featured product of the specific contest being entered.

    See Design Examples below

Eligibility and Limitations

  • No more than 3 entries per contest, per person please.
  • Entry(s) must be postmarked or emailed by contest deadline 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
  • Winning designs from another jewelry contest may not be submitted.
  • Once a design has been through the judging process, it may not be resubmitted to future Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Jewelry-Making Contests (Unless requested by the judging panel).
  • Domestic and international submissions are accepted.
    Countries not allowed at this time
  • Entrants must be at least fifteen (15) years old at the time of entry.
  • Employees of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads are ineligible.
  • Entrants must sign a release form which allows Fire Mountain Gems and Beads unlimited use of the photographs of the submitted
    design(s). Submission will constitute agreement.
  • Regarding the use of any commercially purchased patterns, works of another artist used in the submitted design or any collaboration, entrants must document details on the entry packet.

Judging

The judging panel of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads will look at:  level of difficulty, application of technique, wearability and artistic use of product.

  • The initial judging is based on entry images.
  • Design entries may be reassigned to a different contest category or a different contest.
  • Design entries selected by the judges will move to the second round of the competition.
  • All entrants will be notified with a results email.

 

  • The selected entrants will be requested to send in their design(s).
    Tips on how best to package your entry
  • Recommended:  ship your design(s) using a trackable shipping method, insuring for the value of the contents with delivery confirmation. Shipping will be at the expense of the artist.
  • Packaging materials sent in with design will not be returned.
  • Designs may be in the care of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads for a period of 3 to 4 months. All designs will be returned upon completion, courtesy of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.

You can now enter your jewelry contest pieces online! Simply complete the following – only one Contact Information Form needed per contestant.

Swarovski Elements Jewelry-Making Contest Closes on 12/11/2020

Contact Information

* Required
Return Mailing Address

Tell us more about you (Optional)

Design Entry Form and Materials List

Please be sure to complete a separate Entry Form and Materials List for EACH jewelry contest submission. When you have completed the Entry Form and Materials List information, please read the Release Form and check the box if you agree to the terms.

Contest: Swarovski Elements

* Upload Up to 3 Photographs (One Design per Photo) - Each Image size should be 2MB or smaller - jpeg, png, tiff or bmp format:

If yes, identify any purchased patterns or products of another artist. Provide source, artist name or additional information pertaining to non-original portion of the design.

Materials List (Required)

Release Form

In consideration of the use of my design described above, I hereby grant Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Inc., their legal representatives and assigns, those for whom they are acting, and those acting with their authority and permission, the absolute right and permission to copyright and use, reuse and publish, and republish photographic portraits or pictures of said item(s), in whole or in part, or composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or alterations from time to time, in conjunction with my own or a fictitious name, or reproductions thereof, in color or otherwise made through any media at their studio or elsewhere for art, advertising, trade or any other purpose whatsoever. I understand and agree that all photographs of my piece created by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Inc. are sole property of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Inc. and release to Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Inc. any claim I may have to these photographs.

I also consent to the use of any printed matter in conjunction therewith. I understand that my name, my company name if applicable (if agreed) will be used each time my design is used.

I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or products, or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied.

I hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Inc., their legal representatives or assigns, and all persons acting under their permission or authority or those for whom they are acting, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said picture or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof, including without limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

I state that I have read the above authorization, release and agreement prior to its execution, that I am of the age of majority and that I am fully familiar with the contents thereof.