the applicants from overseas:
|The theme of the competition this
year is: Jewellery. We have taken up ĎJewelleryË as the theme
six times since the competition started. With every competition
held, the number of the applicants and their works of art has
steadily increased and there has been a wider variety of the
nationalities of the applicants, which has made us feel appreciative
and proud; it seems that this tendency indicates our exhibition
has been becoming known.
Jewellery must focus on its wearer. Indeed jewellery design changes
explicitly and implicitly with the times, but people love jewellery
in any time and at any place and jewellery makes its wearers
feel happy. In other words, the choice of jewellery is affected
by the situation in which the wearers find themselves - even
by the cultural backgrounds or by their physical and emotional
We hope all the applicants will turn kind and friendly eyes on
people who wear the works.
\600,000 for 1 artist
\400,000 for 1 artist
\300,000 for 1 artist
Good Design Award
\200,000 for 1 artist
presented by U I (Yu-Ai) Group
Good Material Award
\100,000 for 1 artist
presented by Satake Glass Co. Ltd.
Awards for Promising Talents (Koyosha Award)
\100,000 for each of 2 artists
presented by Koyosha Co. Ltd.
\50,000 for each of 3 artists
of Selected Works
|Dates: Friday, October 26 - Sunday,
November 25, 2007
Place: B1F Temporary Exhibition Room
in The Museum of Arts & Crafts -ITAMI-
College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Korea
Norman Cherry/ School Head
School of Jewelry, UCE Birmingham, UK
MIKI Minoru/ President
Japan Jewellery Designers Association
NAGAI Erico/ Jewellery Artist
KASUYA Akiko/ Chief Curator
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
HATTORI Shigeki/ Designer
Assistant Professor/ Course of Interior Product Design / Faculty
of Design, Kyoto Seika University
WASHIDA Kiyokazu/ Vice President
Osaka University, Japan
|This is an open competition. Individuals
or groups are equally welcome.
|There is no limitation of the
maximum of entries. You can submit any number of works of art.
Each piece is counted and judged as one work even if several
pieces make up a set. The judges except the accessories or attachments
for display from consideration. The Exhibition organizer decides
whether to display the accessories or attachments together with
|You can freely choose any kind
of material in your works of art. You can even compound a variety
of materials in a work.
- price, weight etc.
There are not any limitations as to the size or volume of each
work, but your artwork is judged if and only if it meets the
basic requirements below:
ü×It is not particularly fragile.
ü×It is not difficult to carry or display.
ü×The work has to be the complete, original, and unreleased work
of the applicants.
ü×The maximum price for the set of works may not exceed \100,000.
If you are going to send your work from overseas, you should
be careful about these additional requirements:
ü×Be sure to pack a set of your works in a box.
ü×Don't use any int'l shipment service like that of FedEx(TM), but be sure to send the package
by postal service.
Student: \4,000 or Non-student: \8,000
Shipping Charge: \3,000
ü×If you want to have your works returned, you have to pay the
shipping charge \3,000. See the column of Return of Works.
ü×Once paid, the fee will not be refunded for any reason, whether
you submit your works or not.
The applicants outside Korea:
Money Order (not cash)
Send the money order with the photocopy of Form A to:
The Museum of Arts and Crafts ITAMI
2-5-28 Miyanomae Itami
Remit the fee and the charge to:
Account Holder: ITAMI CRAFT MUSEUM
Account number: 4474106
Name of Bank:
SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION
Name of Branch: Itami Branch, Japan
Swift Code: SMBCJPJT
The applicants from Korea only:
As long as you are in Korea, you can choose to pay the fee into
the account below:
International Craft Exhibition -Itami- Executive Office
Account number: 2211-001791
Name of Bank: KOREA EXCHANGE BANK
Name of Branch: Osaka Branch, Japan
Swift Code: KOEXJPJTOSA
e-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org
|The registration deadline is
Friday, July 27, 2007. To complete the
registration, both Form A and the registration fee have to arrive
at our office.
& the Deadline
Your artworks have to arrive at our office between
August 1 and 11.
 Prepare a label yourself and write on it:
the applicant name, the number of the piece of your works, and
the price.  Attach the label to the back of each piece. 
Fill in application form A (with the price column blank). 
Pack each set of your works with application form A and a copy
of the record of your
payment of the registration fee (the
record of money order/etc).  Send us the works by parcel post.
Beware! We will reject the packages delivered by FedEx(TM) or other private carriers.
Here is our postal address:
ITAMI International Craft Exhibition Executive
The Museum of Arts & Crafts ITAMI
2-5-28, Miyanomae, Itami-shi
|Pack your works
carefully; otherwise your works would
suffer damage during the shipment. We don't indemnify you for
that kind of damage. If the delivered work is so severely damaged
that we can't judge it, the work will go out of selection.
Application Form A -
Are the blanks all filled in? The information
of the price is necessary when we get insurance for your work
if it is on display for the period of exhibition.
Don't use FedEx(TM) etc. If you should use private
import agents such as FedEx¬, they are likely to pay the import
duty without any notice in advance and charge the duty to us.
We don't pay such duties and it sometimes follows that we can't
receive your works. We follow the proper legal procedure at custom
offices, which is necessary for exempting your works from duty.
Send each piece of your
works with the label. See the example
|Basically, once we receive your
works of art, we will keep and handle them with the greatest
possible care. If your works unfortunately suffer some damage
due to some kind of accident beyond our control, we don't indemnify
you for the damage. If damage is due to our negligence, 30% of
the price will be paid as compensation for works.
|We will promptly notify the competition
results to the applicants by e-mail. You are not allowed to inquire
by phone. We will not be prepared to answer complaints about
the results or to accommodate your requests for explanation about
|Date: Saturday, October 27, 2007
Place: The Museum of Arts & Crafts -ITAMI-
|We take a 30% commission on the sales of your works.
The rest will be paid after the exhibition. If your works are selected for the exhibition,
we'll send you an official letter to inform you of the payment way and date.
In the case of entries from overseas, \3,000 per entry is necessary
ü@Selected works: Shipped in mid January, 2008
ü@Works not selected: Shipped in late October, 2007
ü×Sometimes you have to pay extra/additional charge when you get
back the works.
|All applicants are considered
to have agreed to grant us the right to exhibit the award-winning
and other selected works and to publish their photographs in
the catalogue. We also reserve the right to make copies of the
photographs for publicity for the exhibition.
|The theme of the exhibition in
"Shuki and Shuhai-dai" (a service for drinking
|Koyosha Co. Ltd.
U I (Yu-Ai) Group
Satake Glass Co. Ltd.
Setagaya Culture Life Information Center Seikatsu Kohbo
|Kansai Bureau of Economy Trade
Japan Design Foundation
DAS Designers Association
Japan Jewellery Designers Association
Itami Culture Foundation
|The Museum of Arts & Crafts
(ITAMI International Craft Exhibition Executive Office)
Inquiry by email is preferred.
|This is the guideline exclusively
for the applicants from overseas. If you are to apply from somewhere in Japan, contact
us to ask for the guideline for the domestic applicants; there's some differences in the way to register as