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The most influential Jewellery design competition happening in DUBAI

Submission Starting: 1st Nov. 2022

Last Date to Submit: 31st Dec. 2022

ABOUT THIS EVENT

The World Academy of Design brings to you the 1st edition of the World Jewellery Design Awards 

‘The WADA Awards’.

Wada is a promise to the Designers of the Industry. In an effort to recognize and reward the designers and professionals for their talent and unwavering commitment to the industry. WADA is an effort that aims to unite the industry not just across borders but also through minds and the cultre. This platform will prove to be a lighthouse for Jewellery Designers in the coming years. With a panel of judges, widely renowned in the Jewellery Industry in different regions of the world, The WADA brings revolutionary minds to the table to reward the best designers with the recognition they deserve. 

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10+

International
Sponsors

12

Award Categories
for Designers

3

Award for Jewellers Category

500+

Expected
Participants

9

Jewellery Expert Judges

OUR JUDGES

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Tamjid Abdullah

Deputy CEO, Jawhara Jewellery

UAE

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Tarun Jain

Founder/MD - WAOD

UAE

Katerina Perez

Jewellery Blogger, INFLUENCER

France

Evan Caplan

Rare Gems Dealer, Sec. USA - ICA

LosAngeles

Costa Elhrich

High Jewellery Manufacturer

UAE

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Paola De Luca

Creative Director & Forecaster Creator of The Jewellery TrendBook

Italy

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Ann Ong

Jewellery Designer

UAE

Mahima Verma

Co-Founder / CEO World Academy of Design

Dubai - Sharjah

Orlol Condellimont

GemVision Product Director

Spain

Marco Carnlello

IEG Director - Global Exhibitions

Italy

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JUDGES FOCUS

What We are Looking For

 

Our esteemed Judges will be focused to judge the designs on the basis of usability, manufacturing, ease of use, practicality, effective wearability, uniqueness of design, and presentation of the over all design. As per the theme rules of the awards, the primary Gemstone to be used is Natural Emerald, the shape and cut of the Primary stone should be in the limit of possible shape and size of a precious stone like emerald. Use of Diamonds, pearls, onyx or enamel is permitted as secondary elements of design.
All designers whose designs are shortlisted in top 10 of each category, will be requested to get their designs made in 3D CAD for the purpose of final Judgement.

TOP AWARDS

BRIDAL & FORMAL WEAR SEGMENTS

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2 Grand awards for Designers

1 Male and 1 Female designer of the Grand category will be awarded the title of "Master Designer of  the World"

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3 Milestone Awards for Jewellers

Jewellers can submit the picture of their ready jewellery article in the Wedding Category Complete piece will be required to submit for the final decision

12 Premium Categories  for Designers to win Trophy & Treasure Box

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1 Grand Category for Jewellers and Designers to win the Grand Title

4 Premium Categories for Designers in the Bridal wear Jewellery

2 Premium Categories
for Designers
in the Groom wear Jewellery

3 Premium Categories
for Designers in the Formal wear
Men's Jewellery

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2 Premium Categories
for Designers in the Formal wear
women's Jewellery

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28 runner's up awards

Runner's up award will be facilitated to 4th and 5th position holders of each category

Design Formats for submission

 

  • 3D Design

    Jewellery Designers can submit an original design created and composed on 3D Design software like Matrixgold, Matrix9, Rhino, etc. The submission must be the original 3DM file and a fully rendered file in JPEG or PNG Format only.

  • 2D Design

    Jewellery Designers can submit a design sketch made by hand or 2d made by Digital software like Adobe, Coral, Procreate, etc. The design should be completely rendered with colors & scanned in JPEG or PNG format only.

  • Ready Jewellery Articles

    Jewellers and Manufacturers can also send a picture of the ready piece of Jewellery in Jewellers Category. The picture has to be a high-resolution file in JPEG or PNG Format only.

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Early bird entry fee for first 200 designs
only $8.5 / AED30 / INR700 per Design

DESIGN RULES AND MATERIAL TO BE USED

Metal 

Only precious metals like Rose Gold /White Gold /Yellow Gold, or Platinum can be used for all designs.

Gem Stones

Natural emeralds of all shapes & cuts can be used in any realistically possible size.  Emerald shall be used as the primary Gemstone in all Jewellery, in combination with other gems like Diamond, black onyx or pearl etc, as if required.

Other Material

Use of plastic, glass, or wood is not permitted.

SCHEDULE   DETAILS 

Program Schedule

WINNER AWARDS

GRAND CATEGORY

DESIGNERS AWARD

WADA Trophy Grand Title & Grand Treasure Box

3 Male & 3 Female 

Awardees 

PRIME CATEGORY

DESIGNERS AWARD

WADA Trophy, Prime Treasure Box & Certificate

33 Awards for Top 3
winners

RUNNERS UP & PARTICIPANTS DESIGNERS AWARD

Consolation award & Certificate of Finalist to Top10

28 Runners up & 65 Finalist Designers

GRAND CATEGORY

JEWELLERS AWARD

WADA Trophy Grand Title & Certificate of Excellence

3 Grand Award Winners & 2 Runners up

 

Opportunities available for Sponsorships

We request you kindly apply below if you are interested in being a sponsor for this Grand event. Once we receive your request, we will share the complete details of sponsorship positions available at that time.

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