German trade show Inhorgenta Munich has announced that its latest edition of its industry awards will span eight categories for the first time.
Set to take place on February 24, 2019 at the Eisbach Studios in Munich two new awards for Design Newcomer of the Year and Next Generation Retail will join the existing categories of Fine Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Designer of the Year, Watch Design, Smart & Connected Watch of the Year, the public choice award Best Piece of Jewelry.
Klaus Dittrich, chairman and CEO of Messe München, said: “The fact that the Inhorgenta Awards are now in its third year and the positive feedback that we have received ever since it started prove just how important the award is for the industry.
Our top-class jury and exclusive gala evening will help to ensure that the award ceremony attracts attention from far beyond the reaches of the industry itself.
A jury of nine prominent figures will decide on the winners except in the Best Piece of Jewellery category where jewellery fans are given the chance to choose who wins as part of an online public vote.
The 2019 jury members include model Franziska Knuppe and watch expert Gisbert Brunner, German actress Bettina Zimmerman, watch designer Xavier Perrenoud, Nicole Erdmann, Digital Editorial Director of Iconist and Munich-based jewelry designer Patrik Muff.