Call for Applications: Make Your Mark Awards

Make Your Mark




Goldsmiths' Hall


Friday 21st October 2016 at 5pm


Jane Nead


The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office has launched its design competition to encourage creativity in the use of the Hallmark

Applications are now open for the The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office inaugural Make Your Mark Awards, a new design competition that aims to challenge today’s students working in precious metal.

The Awards will be presented at a special event on Tuesday 1 November 2016, during Make Your Mark. This year’s benchpeg Awards will also be on display, with winners announced on the night.

“Anyone who sells precious metal jewellery or silverware in the UK is required by law to have their work hallmarked if it is over a certain weight,” explains Dr Robert Organ, Deputy Warden (Managing Director) of The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office. “We wanted to celebrate the 700 year old tradition of hallmarking and give newcomers to the industry the opportunity to kick-start their careers, not just with an understanding of their legal obligation, but also with an appreciation of how a hallmark can enhance and add value to their work.”  

There will be two Award categories: Jewellery and Silversmithing, and entry will be open to current students, apprentices and young, recently graduated, designers (within the last three years) of precious-metal-related jewellery and silversmithing courses. Prizes will be awarded to the most artistically convincing design, model or finished piece in which precious metal is used with prominence, and where a London hallmark is part of the design.

“Make Your Mark is the leading industry event for students on a precious-metal-related course and is fast-becoming the go-to industry event for students,” comments Robert. “The event is now in its third year and the Awards will be the perfect complement to the fantastic range of stands and inspirational talks that are such a huge attraction to those who are just entering the industry. We are delighted to be launching the Awards and look forward to seeing some exciting entries.”

More information about how you can enter the Awards is available: