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The Birmingham Assay Office to sponsor the BATF Platinum Jubilee Competition 2022
 

The British Allied Trades Federation (BATF) is commissioning a piece of silverware, to add to its collection, to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.
 
The Birmingham Assay Office is delighted to be Sponsoring this competition and will be hallmarking the winning piece with The British Allied Trades Federation’s unique Sponsor Mark, alongside the remainder of the UK hallmark including the 925 fineness mark, the 2022 date letter, the Platinum Jubilee Commemorative Mark and the famous Birmingham Anchor.
 
The BATF, which represents around 2,500 members – predominantly small businesses designing, manufacturing and supplying jewellery, silverware and giftware – owns an unrivalled collection of silverware, built up since 1954. It was started in order to celebrate the traditions of craftsmanship for which our industry is famous, when technological advances threatened the continuation of skills passed down through generations.
 
The Platinum Jubilee competition, with the theme ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’, is open to UK-based designers and silversmiths, who don’t have be a member of a trade association. Entries must be designed and made in the UK, made of sterling silver and hallmarked with the Platinum Jubilee mark. Winners must make, or have the item made, and delivered to the BATF by 5th May 2022.
 
The competition will be judged by an expert panel to include members of the Federation Board, practising silversmiths and Gordon Hamme, organiser of British Silver Week. The winner will be announced 28th February, 2022.
 
As well as becoming part of the Federation’s Silver Collection, the winning design will be shown at the BATF AGM in June 2022. The winner will also receive a year’s free membership of the relevant BATF trade association, media coverage and £7,500 towards design, production and labour costs, £4,000 to be given upfront.
 
For full rules and conditions of entry visit:
https://www.batf.uk.com/about-batf/silver-competition
or contact louise.hadfield@batf.uk.com for additional information.

CLOSING DATE: 17th FEBRUARY 2022.

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