The categories and the AWARD finalists 2020

The submission deadline for AWARD participation has passed and our high-calibre jury has met and discussed. Now the finalists in the eight categories of the INHORGENTA AWARD have been determined. You can look forward to seeing who can win the coveted trophy at the big AWARD gala on 16 February.

The nominated finalists:

Fine Jewelry

A. Odenwald - Capolavoro - Hans D. Krieger

Fashion Jewelry

Bernd Wolf - Bernd Wolf - EvaStone

Designer of the year

Guya Merkle-VIERI - Jutta Ulland - Marion Knorr

Design Newcomer of the year

AKA Jewels-Alina Abegg - Eliana Petsch - Jiayi Zhang

Watch Design

Citizen - Frederique Constant - Victorinox

Next Generation Retail

Hofmann Schmuck - Jan Spille - Juwelier Vogl

Public Choice Award - Best Piece of Jewelry

Capolavoro - Cristina Aguilar - Jaime Moreno Art in Fine Jewelry

Public Choice Award - Best Watch

CASIO - Garmin - Sternglas

Categories:

Jewelry for eternity—timeless, elegant, and with lasting value

Pieces of jewelry with a retail price starting at 1,000 euros can be entered along with details of the materials, price, and special features.

Criteria and entry conditions:

  • Retail price starting at 1,000 euros
  • Precious materials (e.g. gold, platinum, real colored gemstones, and diamonds)
  • Elegant, timeless design
  • High-quality workmanship
  • A significant amount of work done by hand

It is recommended that corresponding documents, such as a look book or press folder, are also submitted so that the jury can gain a detailed insight into the overall concept.

Jewelry that sets accents—the ideal companions to the latest fashion trends

Pieces of jewelry with a retail price less than 1,000 euros can be entered along with details of the materials, price, and special features.

Criteria and entry conditions:

  • Retail price less than 1,000 euros
  • High-quality workmanship
  • Fashionable design

It is recommended that corresponding documents, such as a look book or press folder, are also submitted so that the jury can gain a detailed insight into the overall concept.

Master of styling—for jewelry featuring a unique design

Any piece of jewelry can be entered along with details of the materials, design concept, and company. The winner will be crowned designer of the year.

Criteria and entry conditions:

  • Original design concept
  • Artisanal quality
  • Highly distinctive

The jury will evaluate the coherence of the concept based on design, creativity, and original use of materials. It is recommended that corresponding documents, such as a look book or press folder, are also submitted so that the jury can gain a detailed insight into the overall concept.

The next generation—today’s talent is tomorrow’s master

Any self-made piece of jewelry or watch can be entered along with details of the materials, price, and special features.

Criteria and entry conditions:

  • Proof of ongoing training or education in an industry-related profession or subject
  • A description of the idea and the production process
  • Proof of completed training or education in an industry-related profession or subject (no longer than two years ago)

The jury will evaluate the quality and creativity as well as the workmanship involved. The winner will be given the opportunity to exhibit at INHORGENTA MUNICH 2021 as part of the “Brand-new” concept and will also receive a 2,000 EUR voucher from UPS / UPS Capital for insurance and shipping solutions, including consulting services.

The entry fee does not apply to applicants in the "Design Newcomer of the Year" category.

A watch like no other—surprising contemporary designs

Any watch can be entered along with details of the materials, price, and special features of the design.

Criteria and entry conditions:

  • Original design
  • Innovative concept in terms of materials, functionality, technology, or design
  • Highly distinctive

In addition to the quality and innovative nature of the design, use of materials, and functionality, the jury will evaluate the distinctiveness and originality of the concept. It is recommended that corresponding documents, such as a look book or press folder, are also submitted so that the jury can gain a detailed insight into the overall concept.

Better think differently—to secure progress and the future

All trendsetting concepts for the retail trade in the jewelry and watch industry can be submitted. The bricks-and-mortar business with the most convincing concept will be chosen.

Criteria and entry conditions:

  • Retail shop for jewelry and watches
  • Market-relevant concepts with future potential
  • Progressive ideas that impress and are realistic
  • Detailed description of concept, realization, and aims

This category focuses on the future of retail in the jewelry and watch industry. Whether digitization, marketing, cross-channel, payment methods, store concepts, or planning operational succession – in times of rapid change, innovative ideas are the guarantors of progress.

The prize awarded by the general public—for delighting people at first glance

Any piece of jewelry can be entered along with details of the materials, price, and special features.

Criteria and entry conditions:

  • From the current 2019/2020 collection
  • Comprehensive photography
  • Detailed description

Any piece of jewelry from the current 2019/2020 collection can be entered in this category without restriction. The general public will vote for the winner based on the description and photo(s).

The prize awarded by the general public—for delighting people at first glance

Any kind of watch can be entered along with details of the materials, price, and special features.

Criteria and entry conditions:

  • From the current 2019/2020 collection
  • Comprehensive photography
  • Detailed description

Any kind of watch from the current 2019/2020 collection can be entered in this category without restriction. The general public will vote for the winner based on the description and photo(s).

Lena Hähnlein
Lena Hähnlein
Project Manager
Messegelände, 81823 München
+49 89 949-20189