AMBERIF 2015 is scheduled to open again this year at The AMBEREXPO Exhibition and Convention Centre of the MTG SA Gdańsk International Fair Co, Gdansk, Poland. After a successful 2014 show, this year will witness the global gems and jewellery community descend in the Polish city. The fair will run from 25th to 28th March and will host the AMBERIF DESIGN AWARD 2015.

More than 450 Exhibitors from Poland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Ukraine, as well as trade visitors from over 50 countries. AMBERIF is a trade-only event – addressed to persons and businesses who trade in jewellery, jewellery art andfunctional art. AMBERIF’s agenda will be developed in partnership with our long-standing partners including the SRJ Polish Association of Jewellery Experts, the HRD Antwerp, the Pomeranian Skilled Crafts Chamber of SMEs, the Polish Chamber of Amber Commerce, the International Amber Association and the STFZ Goldsmith Artists’ Association.


The competition’s aim is to promote creative thinking and new ideas in the design of amber art jewellery and to develop the knowledge about Baltic amber’s properties and nature.

The Award’s subject will be:


Aristoteles described it as ,Mimesis “: the attempt to undisclose the very basics and forces which move us all. Since more than 100 000 years men and women make and wear jewellery. Was the first piece a love gift, a reconfirmation for peace, a healing media, a group marker, a memorable, an object for rituals, a media for exchange, or a sign for the own individuality and enhancement of the own beauty?

Very early natural material like amber has been used. Its inspiring colour spectrum, its exclusivity and its shapeability stimulated makers to provide form and material to their ideas, desires and values. They created non-perishable symbols to reveal their inner world. Deciphering the early amber jewellery today we are traced back to our historic roots and the provenance of our values. Taking an even closer look we recognise that human values have hardly changed within epochs: They are as elemental as the natural amber.

Barbara Schmidt - Competition Curator

The competition has an open formula – designers, artists and craftspeople are all invited. Only natural amber is allowed in the designs. The participants have the complete freedom of choosing the other materials.

Presentation of entries :

Presentations on (2D) boards shall be accepted, in the form of a design executed in any graphic technique: drawing, rendering, visualisation or photographs of a finished prototype or model. Each entry should be submitted in the form of a single 30 x 30 cm board.

Entry Form with the 2 - D board/entry, should be sent to the MTG S.A. head office by February 9, 2015

Participation in the Competition is free of charge

The Prizes:

The Main Prize : awarded by the Mayor of Gdask: PLN 10,000 gross exchange rate approx. PLN 4.2 / 1EUR

The Amber Prize awarded by the International Amber Association – 1kg of amber The Silver Prize – 1kg of silver