Competitions & Contests

32nd International Jewellery Competition EMPATHY

Entry Dates 1/20/24, 11:59 PM - 10/20/23, 12:00 AM 53 Days Left
Entry Fee? Yes
Contact Information

Anna Wójcik-Korbas
+48 733 150 154

pl. Katedralny
Legnica --Non US State-- 59-220 Poland


EMPATHY became the next theme of the 32. International Jewellery Competition, the main event of the Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2024.

The competition has been organized by the Gallery of Art in Legnica since 1979 (initially as the National Review of the Goldsmiths Forms). It is one of the oldest initiatives to promote contemporary artistic jewellery in Europe, supporting creative explorations within a niche field at the intersection of art, craft and design.

Artists from all over the world, goldsmiths, designers, professional and amateur jewellery makers are invited to participate in the event. Each year the competition is held under a different title referring to important, universal problems and issues from the spheres of broadly understood art, culture, sociology or media. This time the theme becomes EMPATHY. The competition is artistic in nature, and the organizers leave artists full freedom of choice of techniques and materials.

Each year, nearly 200 artists from about 30 countries around the world apply to participate in the event. The distribution of awards and the qualification of works for the exhibition is decided by an international jury consisting of renowned artists, professors, critics, experts and jewellery collectors. The works rejected by the jury are traditionally presented during the Festival in the Old City Hall, so that the audience has the opportunity to compare their own opinions with the jury's verdict.

Participation in the competition is free – participants only cover the cost of shipping and returning the works.