presents 1st IIGJ Varanasi
DESIGN UTSAV 2020
A celebration of Designs

Recognizing high quality ambitious design work
in precious jewellery

About us

Great design begins with a story. It’s time to create yours. Be inspired by the diverse themes of Varanasi or the magnificent symbols of UP Challenge your creativity to conceptualize a new design style and be the glorious winner at the first-ever jewellery design competition in the state of UP.

Eligibility

IIGJ Design Utsav 2020 is open to aspiring design talents, including budding and professional jewellery designers, jewellery designers working in retail jewellers or manufacturing units, under graduates and graduates from all jewellery and fashion design disciplines in the state of U.P.

THEME OF THE COMPETITION

Entries will be accepted under 3 categories

Essence of Varanasi

Designs can be inspired from the prominent themes of the city of Varanasi. For example, traditional temples, ghats, river ganga, paan, lanes of banaras, Assi ghat etc.

Symbols of U.P.

Designs can be inspired from the prominent state symbols such as state tree ‘Ashoka’, state flower ‘Palash’, state dance ‘Kathak’, state animal ‘swamp deer’, Lord Rama motifs, Lord Krishna motifs, Rudraksh mala and such like.

Architectural wonders of U.P.

Designs can be inspired from the various state temples, Buddhist stupas, ancient monasteries, townships and memorials and other community structures. For this category, the jury is looking for a charming ensemble of jewellery and apparel.

HOW TO APPLY?

Fill in the online application form and follow the entry process and guidelines to successfully upload the designs online.

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ENTRY GUIDELINES

LAST DATE FOR DESIGN ENTRIES : 19th March 2020OPEN TO DESIGNERS OF U.P.

COMPETITION TIMELINE

FEB 10th, 2020 IIGJ VARANASI DESIGN UTSAV 2020 Commences
MAR 12th, 2020 Entry Deadline
MAR 16th, 2020 Final nominations Announced
MAR 19th, 2020 Award Ceremony at IIGJ Varanasi Campus

REWARD & RECOGNITION

  • The top 3 winners (per category, total 9 winners) will be declared on 19th March 2020 at IIGJ Varanasi Design Utsav 2020 and then updated online.
  • All the top 3 winners (1 per category) will be given a cash award of Rs 10,000 each, trophy and a winner certificate on Wednesday, 19th March 2020.
  • All other winners and nominees will receive certificate of merit.