F. HINDS/IJL HIGH STREET BY DESIGN 2016 COMPETITION CELEBRATES FOUR EXCELLENT WINNERS WITH A CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION TUESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2016, 11.00am, STAND D121
Jewellers F. Hinds and International Jewellery London (IJL) are delighted to announce the four winners of the High Street By Design 2016 competition:-
Current Jewellery Designer
Indika Wijayarathna from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ‘Glowing Sun’ Earrings
Student Jewellery Designer
Joanna Harris from Purley, Surrey, UK/City Lit, London ‘Circles’ Pendant
-Up to 18 Category
Indira Buckley (10) from Horwich, Greater Manchester, UK ‘Heart Stars’ Bracelet
-Over 18 Category
Anayawa Nyambe from Lusaka, Zambia ‘Rose’
Ring All four pieces will be displayed at the Supporting The Industry Stand - D121 during the show, with a champagne reception on Tuesday 6th September at 11.00am, where Joanna Harris and Indira Buckley will be available for photographs and interview.
As can be seen from the international slant to the winners, the appeal of the competition has become global, with entries from as far as Japan right across the world to the west coast of America, and since the competition’s inception the number of entries has grown exponentially. Highly Commended was awarded to four other entries, one of whom was Indira’s sister Freya, who will also be at IJL on Tuesday morning – perhaps two designers to look out for in the future?
Following the show all four pieces will be available for sale online and also in F. Hinds’ 118 stores. A catalogue of all the winners since 2011 can be found at www.fhinds.co.uk/customer-services/hsbd, as well as details on how to enter the next High Street By Design 2017 competition.
Members of the 2016 Judging Panel included Sarah Jordan – Celebrated Award Winning Jewellery Designer/IJL Exhibitor; Bob Morrish – R. E. Morrish jewellery manufacturer/IJL Exhibitor; Sarah Kitley-Spencer – IJL Marketing Manager; Andrew Hinds – Director/Gold and Diamond Buyer, Olivia Peitlie – Website Content Manager and Sally Costen – Student Designer Winner 2015 and a consumer representative.
The 2017 High Street By Design competition opened on 1st September, with entries invited either by post, in store or by email with full terms and conditions available at www.fhinds.co.uk