Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Domino Design Competition (Award winners announced)

Domino Design Competition Winners. L/R: Lesa Phelps (Product Development Manager – Domino). Katie Roberts (2nd Prize Winner). Patrick Fuller (Vice Chairman, Domino). Kathleen Baird (1st Prize Winner). Gaynor Andrews (Course Director for HND Jewellery & Silversmithing). Emma Darrell (3rd Prize Winner).

Each year Domino is proud to sponsor a competition for HND students of the University of Central England, School of Jewellery. This year 23 students were asked to demonstrate their innovative thinking abilities and create a piece of jewellery by using components from the Handbook.

The winners were announced and presented with their prizes on Monday 5th February on the Domino stand at the Spring Fair.

First prize of £500 was awarded to Kathleen Baird who created a stunning necklet and earrings using some of Domino’s CR22 four claw settings as an interesting feature.

The £250 second prize went to Katie Roberts who used Domino’s CRS settings to make an ingenious magnetic checkerboard ring.

The third prize and £100 was given to Emma Darrell for her interesting lapel pins made using CX10 square settings.

All three award winners will also be given the opportunity of work experience at Domino.

(Left) Kathleen Baird (First Prize Winner). L/R: Lesa Phelps, Kathleen Baird, Patrick Fuller, Gaynor Andrews

Lesa Phelps, Domino’s Product Development Manager, said of the competition: “We were pleased at the high calibre of work that had been entered this year, it made picking our winners a difficult decision!

The winners should be commended for their innovative thinking when using components from the Handbook, it demonstrates how versatile Domino’s products can be.

We feel it is important to continue to support jewellery students by running these competitions, they are, after all, the future of the industry.”

1st Prize Winner, Kathleen Baird’s design.
2nd Prize Winner, Katie Roberts’ design
Katie Roberts – Second Prize Winner. L/R: Katie Roberts, Lesa Phelps, Patrick Fuller, Gaynor Andrews.
Emma Darrell – Third Prize Winner. L/R: Lesa Phelps, Emma Darrell, Patrick Fuller, Gaynor Andrews.

Gaynor Andrews, Course Director for HND Jewellery & Silversmithing added: “The opportunity presented through a competition of this sort is highly beneficial to the students and provides a good insight into the industry.

3rd Prize Winner, Emma Darrell’s design.

Receiving recognition for their efforts at the Spring Fair created a real sense of professionalism and was an ideal conclusion to the successful collaboration.

We would like to thank Domino for all their support and also Emagold for showcasing the competition entries at the fair“.

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