JNA Awards reveals 2016 judging criteria, opens online registration

JNA Awards reveals 2016 judging criteria, opens online registration
HONG KONG, 29 January, 2016 – The judging criteria for the fifth edition of the annual JNA Awards has been finalised. Online registration has also been opened to give interested companies and individuals from the jewellery and gemstone industry more time to review the entry rules and criteria before the submission period begins in early March.
The JNA Awards, organised by JNA, has been regarded as one of the jewellery and gemstone industry’s highest honours, recognising enterprises and individuals that have demonstrated excellence, leadership, innovation and have made positive contributions to their businesses and communities, with a focus on achievements made in Asia.
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“As organiser of the JNA Awards, we find it very promising to see steady growth in quality entries over the past four years. Under our commitment to uphold excellence and best practices, we constantly review and enhance the entry process to improve the experience of both the entrants and our judges, without compromising a fair, robust and efficient selection process. We are also opening registration early to enable interested parties to study the categories and determine which are most appropriate to them prior to the submission period.

“In terms of categories, we have expanded the geographical region of two categories to include Greater China and Korea. Furthermore, we have consolidated the categories under manufacturing, which are judged against a similar set of criteria,” said Letitia Chow, Founder of JNA, Director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, and Chair of the JNA Awards judging panel.    

Albert Cheng, Advisor to the World Gold Council, Far East (WGC) and former Managing Director of WGC – Far East, commented, “I am honoured to be a part of the judging panel for five consecutive years. It is very encouraging to see the JNA Awards continuously making improvements on the criteria and entry procedure to make the judging process more efficient and more reflective of current industry aspirations. I strongly encourage companies and individuals to take advantage of the early registration and review the categories carefully.”

“With the continued increase in the number of high-quality entries, the judging process has become much more difficult. A constant refinement of the judging criteria is crucial in maintaining the relevancy and rigour of the awards; helping the judges to better assess, compare and select the best entries. I am looking forward to seeing an even wider range of high-quality applications this year,” said James Courage, a member of the JNA Awards judging panel since its inception in 2012 and former Chief Executive of Platinum Guild International.

The JNA Awards 2016 is supported by Headline Partners Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook, together with Diarough Group, the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies, Shanghai Diamond Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited serving as Honoured Partners.

The period for the submission of entries will run from March to April 2016. Please click here to register online and review all the category criteria and rules of entry.

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