21st annual National Jewellery Student Competition

Call for Submission 2024:  The 21st annual National Jewellery Student Competition

Selection for this exhibition is based on technical excellence, ingenuity, and strength of creative vision. One-of-a-kind, production prototypes, jewellery and objects are considered equally. 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.

The finalists will have the opportunity to have their work reviewed by a jury and will be presented to an international audience at the gallery and through online promotion. Previous international jurors have included curators of the MAD Museum and the Architecture and Design Department of MOMA in New York; and the founders of the international Art Jewelry Forum and Klimt02. National jurors have included the former Directors of the National Gallery of Canada, the Canada Council Art Bank, and Harbourfront Centre Visual Arts, Toronto. 

The primary exhibition award is a solo exhibition at the L. A. Pai Gallery.  From 2020 to 2023 collector donors offered a cash prize of $1000. The gallery currently represents a select group of former finalists.

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2024 Competition.

Application deadline: June 3, 2024
Notification of Finalists: June 14, 2024
Exhibition date: Late summer 2024 


Visit the annual National Jewellery Student Competition page for further reading about the history of the Competition, the list of past jurors, and an interview with past Finalists.