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PLATAFRICA DESIGN COMPETITION 2019 – CALL FOR ENTRIES

Anglo American Platinum, in association with Metal Concentrators and Platinum Guild International (PGI) India, is once again proud to present the PlatAfrica 2019 jewellery design and manufacture competition. The competition is open to students, apprentices and professional jewellers in South Africa. The competition allows both students and professionals the opportunity to work with precious platinum metal and provides detailed feedback, enabling the development of jewellery design and manufacturing skills.

The theme for this year is − Your love has gone platinum
Love goes platinum… when a relationship blossoms into a contemporary love based on mutual respect, commitment, equality and expressed in the multiple intimate moments of life.
When a couple discovers they have found their soulmate, the one who truly understands and accept them for who they are, it’s a discovery they’ll cherish for a lifetime. Finding such a soulmate is indeed very rare, but for those that do, it’s the beginning of extraordinary love story that belongs to only the two of them.
This year, the target consumer is 20-40 years of age, male/female.
Should you wish to participate:
Please fill in Annex 1 – Confirmation of Intention to Participate & Metal Request, and email it to juno@junocorp.co.za
You will need to include a copy of your metal licence, details on who will be entering and how much metal you are requesting, as well as confirmation on delivery address and the contact person who will take responsibility for the metal.

When submitting your final piece(s), you will need to complete Annex 2 Entry/Essay Form for each entry.

This year, entrants will again be considered for participation in PGI India’s design sourcing process for specific collections and pieces for the growing Indian market (http://www.preciousplatinum.in/en/home)
The winners from last year’s competition, Nicki Böttcher, Jefta Mtole, Callen Miller and Lonwabo Majola arrived in India yesterday − we wish them well. This experience will no doubt broaden their understanding of the international jewellery market.

We look forward to your participation and another exciting and challenging competition. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards
Harriet Lamb
(On behalf of PlatAfrica)

Tel +27 (011) 888-8397 or 888-9187 or you can contact me on my mobile 082 852 6850
16 Melt Brink Street, Roosevelt Park, Johannesburg 2195 (Corner Anreith & Amschewitz Streets)

PA 2019 Competition Theme, Dates & Rules

PA 2019 Annex 1 Metal Application Form

PA 2019 Annex 2 Entry & Essay Form