Awards & Bursaries

Competitions, bursaries, incentives and awards are crucial in discovering and nurturing the stars of the future.

The Goldsmiths' Centre

The Goldsmiths' Company works closely with The Goldsmiths’ Centre to maintain its long tradition of growing and supporting talent, by managing its competitions, incentives, awards and bursaries.

For details on the Precious Metal Bursary Competition, visit the Centre’s website.

Goldsmiths' Fair

Graduate Bursary

The Goldsmiths’ Company are keen to encourage and support the next generation of jewellers and silversmiths. To fulfil this we offer ten free stands on the Graduate Bursary Scheme at Goldsmiths’ Fair each year.

Winners of the bursary get a free stand at Goldsmiths’ Fair, a £1,500 grant to help prepare for the Fair, and an optional interest free silver bullion loan of up to £3,000. Previous recipients of the Graduate Bursary include Victoria Walker, Heather Woof and Miriam Hanid, amongst others.

2015 Week 1 Winner Silvia Weidenbach with Peter Ting, Crafts Council Trustee

Best New Design Award

Each year, a Best New Design Award is given in both weeks of the Fair by a leading figure in the industry. Both recipients of the award are given a £1,000 prize to support them in their further development.

In 2016, the winner of week one was Graduate Max Danger, and in week two was Graduate Patrick Davison. Zoe Arnold, Andrew Lamb and Romilly Saumerez-Smith all received honourable mentions from the judges. Read more on the Goldsmiths' Fair website

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Goldsmiths' Centre

Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, the Goldsmiths’ Centre is the UK’s leading charity for the professional training of goldsmiths and a unique community for design, creativity and craftsmanship.

Goldsmiths' Fair

Goldsmiths’ Fair is recognised internationally as the premier UK showcase for contemporary jewellery and silver.

About the Company

The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London and received its first royal charter in 1327.