Wednesday, 28 September 2022 08:30

31st International Jewellery Competition QUALITY


The annual International Jewellery Competition is the main event of the Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER, organized by the Gallery of Art in Legnica since 1979.

The Competition is dedicated to the contemporary jewellery designers and goldsmiths. It promotes creative explorations within the field of jewellery, and at the same time – creative statements on the problems of the modern world.


The distribution of awards and the qualification of works for the exhibition is decided by an international jury consisting of renowned artists, professors, critics, experts and jewellery collectors. Each year the competition is held under a different title referring to important, universal problems and issues from the spheres of broadly understood art, culture, sociology or media. This time we would like to invite artists to discuss QUALITY in jewellery.





In the times of constant change, at least one thing about jewellery seems to remain constant. It is the quality parameter. However, is quality today still defined by the perfection of long-learned craftsmanship,  the material equivalent measured by the conversion rate of an ounce of gold or the use of precious stones, or perhaps the marketing value of a logo or an artist's signature? First fashion designers and now pattern designers have re-evaluated the meaning of basic concepts that once seemed paradigmatic. The new benchmarks that set the quality standard are sustainability, experience instead of possession, the democratisation of luxury, the relationship with the viewer. Surely designers of artistic jewellery will find equally inspiring answers. What is QUALITY for you?


prof. Sławomir Fijałkowski



The entry form, together with a confirmation of the transfer for the return of the shipment (price list in the regulations), should be sent to the address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The works, together with the printed completed entry form, should be sent to the address:


The Gallery of Art in Legnica

Katedralny 1/1

59-220 Legnica


mob. +48 535 600 599


Deadline for sending works: January 20, 2023









Information to Artists sending works to the QUALITY competition from countries that are not members of the European Union:


From the 1st of July 2021, new tax regulations apply throughout the European Union. All shipments sent from outside the EU are subject to customs clearance and a customs duty charge. This fee is calculated based on the value of the shipment as declared by the sender on the shipping document and is collected from the recipient (in this case, the Gallery of Art in Legnica) upon receipt. This is an additional customs fee charged upon delivery - it is not a fee for returning the works after the competition.


Therefore, we kindly ask you to:


- not overvaluing the parcel on the transport documents (lower value of the parcel = lower customs fee),


- send the parcels to the address of the Gallery of Art in Legnica, but in the first place send them by name to the coordinator of the Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER: Anna Wójcik-Korbas.


When the parcel is held at customs, the customs staff will inform us that we need to pay a fee. In the case of EMS courier company (postal service courier) we are able to obtain information about a specific amount to be paid, of which we will inform the sender - that is why we recommend sending parcels by postal service or EMS courier.


After receiving a parcel that was subject to such a fee, the Gallery of Art will ask the sender to refund us for the costs that we have paid. This will be done on the basis of the documents that we will receive from the supplier charging the fee.


Due to possible delays in the delivery of the parcels (due to the hold at customs), we ask you to ensure more time for the shipment so that the works arrive to the Gallery of Art in Legnica by January 20, 2023.


About the Festival

For more than forty years, the Gallery of Art in Legnica has been specializing in the promotion of contemporary jewellery and artistic objects made mainly of silver. The Jewellery Festival SILVER is one of the most important events shaping the cultural life of the region and building its image on the international forum. Every year we organize individual and group exhibitions of Polish and international artists, publish exhibition catalogues, organize conferences and symposia, as well as jewellery shows, workshops, debates and concerts. The most important event we organize is Legnica International Jewellery Competition which has a different theme every year.