Jewellery Design Competition

Event Date: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 10:00


Calling all future Jewellery makers: we are launching our very first Jewellery design competition.


The competition is open to all young people in schools studying Art & design or Craft & Technology based subjects in or near Glasgow.  You can enter individually or in partnership with a classmate.

Stage 1:  Design Stage

Use your imagination and creativity to design a piece of jewellery

You should design an item of jewellery inspired by Environmental Changes. The design should be in silver and be presented on an A3 board. You can draw your design by hand or create it on the computer. 

It can...

  • Include multiple gemstones of any colour
  • Be a ring, necklace, earrings, bangle or bracelet or matching set.
  • Be either contemporary or traditional in style

Be creative! We want to see YOUR imagination.

The judges will be looking at how you use your chosen gemstones in the design, how good the design looks and how practical it will be to wear.


A panel of judges will review all entries and select the top 10 winners to be invited for:

  • A day’s manufacturing training in our state of the art Jewellery workshops here at City of Glasgow College.
  • The chance to develop your idea and make your design in ethically sourced metal with the assistance of our tutoring staff.
  • The final pieces will be photographed and posted on our social media page.
  • All winners will receive a City of Glasgow College Jewellery awards certificate.
  • If you are interested in a career in the Jewellery Design Industry this competition will offer you experience and training at our Jewellery workshops.

How to enter

Entries with name(s), school and contact details to be sent digitally to: or by post to: Jewellery Department, 10th floor, City of Glasgow College, 190 Cathedral Street, G4 0RF

  • The closing date for entries is Friday 27th March 2020.
  • City Jewellery Department will judge the results and invite the winners to the studio by 24th April 2020.
  • The winners will come into our studio and manufacture the jewellery on Saturday 16th May 2020.

Opportunity for Teachers

Teachers will be offered:

  • A practical eco-silver ring making workshop in our state of the art jewellery workshops here at the City of Glasgow College.
  • A support/CPD session to help develop the delivery of basic metal work Jewellery techniques in schools.

For more information email