GJSCI Declares Winners of Design Revive Contest

Mumbai: Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) announced winners of Design Revive Contest 2017 during the 3rd edition of Jewel Talks, an interactive knowledge forum, in Mumbai’s on 23rd February 2017. Ms. Mahima from Institute NIFT, Mumbai won the first prize, Ms. Vipula Ayare from Institute SNDT College, Mumbai won the second prize and Mr. Sankesh Surana from institute GIA, Mumbai won the third prize.

The winners were felicitated by GJSCI with a cash prize of 20,000, 15,000 and 10,000 and the prizes were handed over by Ms. Shefali Patel. Certificate of participation to the candidates of Revive Design contest were awarded by Mr. Laksh Pahuja & certificate of appreciation to the participating colleges were awarded by Ms. Deeta Thakural.

The designs by winners were captured in a catalogue accredited to them which will be promoted by GJSCI and UN. The event saw presence of prominent industry personalities including Mr. Laksh Pahuja, Ms. Deeta Thakural & Mr.Binit Bhatt, C.E.O, GJSCI.

GJSCI curated Design Revive Contest 2017 aiming to inspire fresh talent to pursue a career in jewellery designing. The 2 months exercise began by inviting students nationwide to contest, followed by a preliminary round where select 20 finalists were taken to Hupari for a field trip and complimented with a Certificate of participation by GJSCI.

The designs were reviewed and the winners were shortlisted on 18th February at Hotel Ramada Plaza, Mumbai by a jury that comprised of industry veterans Sucheta Kashikar, Aditi Motla, Deeta Thakural, Shefali Patel, Shanoo Bijlani, Laksh Pahuja, Hetal Vakil, Rupali Gupta, Gautam Banerjee and Samit Datta.

“We are encouraging the young talent to take jewellery designing as a profession by providing a gateway for them. Design Revive Contest was one such initiative and we are looking forward to bring more budding talent to the industry”, said Mr Prem Kothari, Chairman, GJSCI.

“We are overwhelmed by the response we got for Design Revive Contest. This activity enabled us to gather young and immensely creative talents. The participants showed great enthusiasm and dedication at all levels and the results turned out impeccable”, said Mr Binit Bhatt, CEO, GJSCI.