A JEWELLERY design internship competition has been launched by an award-winning Scottish jeweller – and Ayrshire College Art and Design students are being encouraged to enter.

Luxury jeweller, ROX, which has stores in Glasgow and Edinburgh, has launched a nationwide jewellery design competition, Future Makers, to help find the next generation of jewellery makers.

The competition is open to all aspiring jewellery designers and makers, with entrants invited to submit a commercial jewellery design which will be manufactured by ROX in their jewellery workshop. The winner will also receive a four-week internship with the jeweller.

Glasgow School of Art, Alumnus Professor, Janice Kirkpatrick OBE, will help to judge the competition, alongside ROX co-founders, Kyron Keogh and Grant Mitchell.

Janice said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for budding designers to experience the world of commercial jewellery design, whether you’re new to the industry or looking to expand your knowledge. ROX is passionate about championing British design and manufacturing at every turn. I’m looking forward to helping judge the entries in a bid to supporting the next generation of designers that will set the future trends.”

In addition to an overall winner, nine runners-up will be invited to a champagne reception where ROX ten favourite designs will be showcased in a gallery format in-store.

Head to the Future Makers competition page to find out more about the competition and to apply.