Amberif Design Award 2018

Amberif Design Award 2018


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Call for Applications: Amberif Design Award 2018

22nd Editoion of the International Competition for the Amber Jewellery Design

For more than 20 years now, the AMBERIF International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones invites artists and designers from all over the world to spend some time with a piece of amber and present their interpretation of a competition motto, to stop and think a while and perhaps experience a moment of supreme creativity.

The competition’s theme this year is:

the accidental observation of something occasionally leads to surprising discoveries. 

For designers, a space for intuition and subjective expression opens up. Perhaps this intuitive expression is based on archetypes, the fundamental motifs of human imagination? Perhaps these results are based on associations from our own unconscious?

Amber appears in various colours and in observing its´ shapes it stimulates our creativity. The self-explaining structures of the naturally grown material often are in strong contrast to the techniques we use. But nevertheless, sometimes we still succeed in making our intuition visible and tangible. In our interpretation of amber and thru our interplay between nature, technique and intuition we can reach far beyond our reason and remind of something nobody knew yet.

- Barbara Schmidt
Curator of the competition


Entries are accepted in form of 2-D presentations, on charts with the design produced in any graphic technique or a photograph of a ready object or model in the form of 30 x 30 cm chart.


The following prizes will be awarded:

  • The Mayor of the City of Gdańsk Prize: 10 000 PLN exchange rate approx. 4,2 PLN /1EUR
  • The Amber Prize of the International Amber Association : 1 kg of amber
  • The Silver Prize: 1 kg of silver 

Application Deadline

Deadline for entries – 26 January 2018

For More Details


Gdańsk International Fair Co. , 11 Zaglowa Street, 80-560 Gdańsk, Poland