In 2023 The Birmingham Assay Office will be celebrating its 250th anniversary. Founded in 1773 to provide assaying (testing) and hallmarking of precious metal items (gold, silver, platinum, and palladium) as required by the Hallmarking Act.
The Birmingham Assay Office is to commission a piece of silverware to add to its collection to commemorate its 250th Birthday. The piece should celebrate the history and heritage of the Birmingham Assay Office.
The competition will begin on the 28th February 2023, all entries must be submitted by 31st March 2023 and the winner will be announced in April 2023.
Criteria for entry
The competition will be judged by an expert panel, including Doug Henry, James Newman, Gordon Hamme, Craig O’Donnell and Russell Jeans and the winner will be announced in April 2023.
All designs are to be submitted as either hand drawn, painted or CAD drawings together with a completed entry form and received at the Birmingham Assay Office by 31st March 2023, 4.00pm. This can be submitted by post, in person of via email.
The address is:
BAO Commission Competition
Birmingham Assay Office
1 Moreton Street
The email address is: Marketingcampaigns@theassayoffice.co.uk
Rules and Conditions of Entry
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