Categories and AWARD Submission

Take part in the international competition of the jewelry and watch industry and secure yourself the coveted INHORGENTA AWARD!

There are several categories to choose from for submission. Called to participate are designers, Goldsmiths, watchmakers, jewelers, manufacturers, brands and young talents.

Participants must pay fees to take part in the INHORGENTA AWARD. Participants undertake to pay the fees by submitting their entry.

The following participation fees apply:
Exhibitors: EUR 295.00
Non-exhibitors: EUR 495.00

Participants in the "Newcomer of the year" category are excluded from the participation fee.

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).

This is how registration and participation works

  • Open the interactive PDF for the INHORGENTA AWARD submission by clicking on the button.
  • First download the PDF and save the PDF on your computer. This step is necessary, otherwise the image upload function will not work properly.
  • Then open the saved PDF and fill out the PDF.
    • Choose one of the eight categories you want to apply for.
    • Have a brief profile of your company, brand or designer available and enter it.
    • Have a description of the jewel or watch ready and enter it.
    • Select digital images of the jewelry or the watch and add them directly in the PDF by clicking on the appropriate field. The images should have the following format: width 86 mm, height 43 mm, in RGB mode: .jpg, .tif, .png, .gif. Note: If you have not downloaded the PDF in advance and are editing it online, the image upload function may be restricted.
  • At the end of the PDF, click the "Send E-Mail" button and send the completed PDF directly to Kevin Wünsch at kevin.wuensch@messe-muenchen.de

Terms of participation & deadlines


Participants must pay fees to take part in the INHORGENTA AWARD. Participants undertake to pay the fees by submitting their entry.
The following participation fees apply:
Exhibitors: EUR 295.00
Non-exhibitors: EUR 495.00

The submission deadline for the INHORGENTA AWARD is January 21, 2020.

Kevin Wünsch
Kevin Wünsch
Junior Manager Events & Sponsoring
Messegelände, 81823 München