Entries Open For GJC’s 8th National Jewellery Awards
T he All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) has started the nomination process for its National Jewellery Awards (NJA) for the year 2018. The awards honour exclusivity in design, creativity, innovation as well as business and marketing acumen of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.
This year, NJA will have 36 awards across five different categories, like Jewellery Awards (16 categories), Excellence Awards (3 categories), Store Awards (5 categories), Designer & Artisan Awards (3 categories) and Student of the Year Award. A new category for Corporate Social Responsibility and Women Entrepreneurship has also been added in this year’s NJA.
The NJA 2018 jury will include top designers, professionals and celebrities. Ernst & Young are the process advisors to the awards this year, thus ensuring an unbiased and transparent process. The grand finale is scheduled to take place at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai on February 11th. Television channel CNBC Awaaz is the broadcast partner for the event. Nitin Khandelwal, chairman, GJC, said, “GJC has always stepped forward to acknowledge the heritage of beautiful jewellery designs and skilled artisans. We urge jewellers from across the country to come forward and enrol themselves for this prestigious awards ceremony.”
Anantha Padmanabhan, vice chairman of GJC and convenor of NJA, said, “NJA creates a larger platform and pool of opportunities for our members and the industry. NJA ensures that every stakeholder from the entire value chain of the gems and jewellery industry will enjoy exposure and recognition for going above and beyond. In turn, we hope that initiatives such as this will encourage the industry to unite and continue to strive for excellence and deliver quality.”
Ashish Pethe, co-convenor, NJA, added, “NJA is all about honouring excellence and innovation in the jewellery business. The competition is evolving and in its eighth edition, NJA has a lot of new awards and categories. We strongly believe every part of the gems and jewellery industry deserves recognition for their hard work. Therefore, we are providing a chance also for Unique Jewellery, Best Stores, Innovative Designs, Artisans and Students amongst others.”
The award nominations are open for jewellers pan-India, and the last date of submissions is January 10th, 2019.