Goldsmiths' Council Craftsmanship & Design Awards
The Council is formed as a Community Interest Company (CIC), run as a social not for profit enterprise, where all funds are used in the promotion of craftsmanship within the jewellery industry. The Council is governed by a committee of 24 trade based individuals from which a Chairman and Vice Chairman are drawn. Council members are recruited through a process of nomination and election through a democratic process, and give their time freely and generously in order to maintain the Council’s work.
The Council Awards embrace every aspect of craft and design activity currently being practiced in the UK industry. Diverse and wide ranging, the skill set of British silversmithing, jewellery and allied trades is showcased annually as part of the Council’s unique national competition to which there is no parallel in the UK.
All submissions entered into the competition are judged by skilled and experienced practitioners drawn from their specialist fields of expertise within the profession. Through this process of peer inspection and interrogation, work is endorsed by professionals to the highest standards and objectives set by the Council, thus validating the status and quality of these awards.
The Council promotes and encourages participation in the competition by means of an exhibition which displays winners’ work at Goldsmiths’ Hall annually.