Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council 2021

Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Award

We’re sponsoring this years Goldsmith Craft and Design award for “Design for Direct 3D Printing Award” once again, after last years success.

This year to help you complete inform, inspire and educate you on all things 3D printing, we’re running a free webinar to help you design for this new technology.

Craft and Design Council Award - webinar date 5th November, time 12pm-2pm gmt


Registration has closed, the webinar recording will be shared at a later date.

The Brief

Design and present a simple suite of small/collection/suite of complementary jewellery, made for Direct Metal 3D printing that utilises the unique capabilities of 3D printing.


  • Your proposal should demonstrate that it is the best and or only way to produce your design – it shouldn’t be easy to cast or produce in any other way
  • You can incorporate articulation, hollow forms, entrapped components and customisation – whatever it is to make your design stand out
  • You should think about the printing process itself – aim to reduce support structures for example to ensure it can be produced and finished

How to enter

Entering is the Goldmsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Award is easy, simply submit your:

  1. 2D work presentation and
  2. Digital CAD file of the work in STL file format (with no errors)

You have until 31st January (TBC), and make sure you add into the message box:

  1. GC&DC Awards 2020/21
  2. Your name.

Any files submitted not including these details will be void. You can only submit your files once, so make sure your check them thoroughly before submitting.

CAD files to be sent to:

Last Years Winners

The winners from last year showed ingenuity and creativity in their designs and we’re hoping that your design will capture the same spirit, view some of their entries below.

Terms and Conditions:

For the full terms and conditions click here

Bingjie Zhao – Silver Award

Joanna Stroinska – Gold Award






Webinar Technical Requirements

You can view the webinar on any device – laptop, tablet/iPad or smartphone – and either via the web browser or the Microsoft Teams app. If you’ll be watching on a laptop/desktop through the Teams web browser we would recommend having Google Chrome as your browser, however you can also view it in the Teams app if you have it installed on your device. If viewing on a tablet/iPad or smartphone, for the best viewing experience we would recommend downloading the Teams app to your device in advance and joining via the app.


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