conference tag competition
The winner of the competition to design the name tag and ticket for on Location: making stories is:
Karin Jakobsson (SCA)
Highly Commended - Susan O’Brien (CSU)
JMGA-NSW Inc thanks Blue Murder Studios for their kind support of this competition and the 12th JMGA Biennial Conference.
The brief given to students for the competition was as follows:
The Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (JMGA) invites students to participate in a competition to design and produce the tag identifier or badge for delegates attending the JMGA Biennial Conference 2006.
This is an opportunity for students to contribute directly to the conference.
Each delegate will be given a ‘tag’ at registration which:
- identifies them by name
- carries the title & logo of the conference (top of page)
- is carried visibly on the body ie. is a piece of 'jewellery'
JMGA-NSW is seeking a creative solution reflecting the contemporary nature of our organisation that meets the following requirements:
- is reproducible in an edition of 200-300
- must include a method to easily personalise the badge and carry the identifying information
- reflects an innovative approach to the project
- can be completed within the timeframe in a cost-effective manner ($3 per unit max.)
- includes JMGA and conference graphics
In responding to this brief your submission will include:
- a prototype
- a written submission outlining –
- your concept & how it relates to the conference & JMGA
- how you plan to produce and personalise the 'tag'
- a possible breakdown of costing, remembering that the final product needs to be fast, effective and affordable
- proof of full time student status ( a copy of your current student card or a signed statement by your lecturer)
Each unit must cost no more than $3.00 to produce – the aim here is fast effective and affordable. The final production from your submitted prototype will be managed with assistance from a professional mentor and the financing of production will be managed through JMGA.
the winning entry
A panel of judges will select the winner. They are Valerie Odewahn, Chair of JMGA-NSW Inc.; Helge Larsen, jeweller; and, Grace Cochrane, Senior Curator of Australian Decorative Arts, Powerhouse Museum.
The winner will receive:
- a studio photographic package worth up to $2000 kindly donated and supplied by Blue Murder Studios
- admission to the three-day conference (does not include the pin swap dinner or participation in workshops)
- distribution of their design to the 200+ delegates at conference
There are no restrictions on materials.
Participants should be full-time students at COFA, Design Centre, Enmore, Charles Sturt University or SCA.
There is no entry fee.
The winner retains copyright of their design but will need to sign an agreement authorising JMGA-NSW Inc to reproduce it at no cost to the student.