In a change from previous years, a selection of industry media editors will decide on the winners in four coveted categories, including Exhibitor of the Year, during IJL 2017.
Each of the industry editors will suggest potential winners in the following four categories:
Designer to Watch
This award will be presented to the designer that captures the attention and imagination of our judging panel; cutting through the competition at Olympia to showcase flair, creativity and commercial potential.
Do you have a single piece of jewellery that is guaranteed to stop journalists in their tracks? The Show Stopper Award will be presented to the designer or brand with the single most impressive piece of IJL 2017.
Visual merchandising is crucial on the shop floor, online and at trade events. The Visual Excellence Award will highlight the best stand of IJL 2017, as voted for by our judges.
IJL Exhibitor of the Year
Undoubtedly the most coveted Editor’s Choice Award, the IJL Exhibitor of the Year accolade will be presented to the brand, designer or business that showcases flair, creativity, innovation and commercial vision – the whole package!
Winners in the Designer to Watch, Show Stopper and Visual Excellence categories will be unveiled during IJL, while the recipient of the IJL Exhibitor of the Year Award will be announced as part of a show review on 6 September.
IJL event director, Sam Willoughby, comments: “At IJL, we are proud to have forged strong relationships with specialist trade magazines, journalists, bloggers and social media influencers. By giving these editors the chance to share their views, Editors’ Choice truly lives up to its name.
“There is no entry process for the last four awards of Editors’ Choice, which means exhibitors will have an extra reason to put their best foot forward at the show. I wish all our exhibitors good luck and would like to thank our six editors for taking part.”
The winners of the first phase of Editors’ Choice in the three exclusive categories – Technical Trailblazer, Creative Originality and Commercial Mastermind – were The Rock Hound (stand Q38), Isabella Liu (stand R30) and Franco Florenzi (stand F28) respectively.