In 2018 we compiled all the past winners, finalists and jurors of the Annual National Jewellery Student Competition into an online catalogue.
Selection for this exhibition is based on technical excellence, ingenuity, and strength of creative vision. Objects as well as jewellery, one-of-a-kind as well as production prototypes are equally considered. Students of any year from a Canadian diploma-granting educational institution are invited to apply. A maximum of five students will win placement in the exhibition.
This is an annual event where the five finalists have the opportunity to have their work reviewed by a national or international jury and presented, with promotion, to the public. Previous international jurors have included Shannon Stratton, Curator, MAD Museum NY; Kristina Parsons from the Architecture and Design Department, MOMA; Susan Cummins, Art Jewelry Forum; and Leo Caballero of Klimt02. National jurors include the late Shirley Thomson, Former Director of the National Gallery of Canada; Vicky Henry, former Director of the Canada Council Art Bank; and Melanie Egan, Director of Visual Arts, Harbourfront Centre. The primary exhibition award is a solo exhibition at the L. A. Pai Gallery. Previous winners have appeared in the Art Jewelry Forum and been presented at the SOFA Chicago international Art Fair. The gallery currently works with a select group of former finalists.