2000 Student Silversmiths Competition Info. Page
Competition Entry Form


The Society appreciates the assistance from the following Artisan members in organizing this year's Competition: Sue Amendolara, Cynthia Eid, and Billie Jean Theide.

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The entry must have been created while a student in any degree or non-credit course in the United States, between November 1, 1998, and October 31, 2000. Graduates from 1999 and 2000 are also eligible. Winners will be announced by December 31, 2000.

The object (holloware, flatware, or sculpture) must contain at least 50% sterling or fine silver. Sorry, jewelry is not accepted. The entrant must do at least 90% of the work on the piece. Spinning and engraving may be carried out by other craftsmen, and must be indicated in the description of how the piece was created. All slides will be retained for the archives and publicity. Winners will be required to send black & white photographs for publicity.


Please support our Suppliers who have generously donated prizes to this competition.

Grand Prize

  • The grand-prize winner will receive a $1,500 commission from Professor B. Seymour Rabinovitch to create a broad-bladed sterling server of the winner’s design. Professor Rabinovitch is a noted collector and author of Antique Silver Servers. This piece will become part of a collection of contemporary servers assembled by Rabinovich in support of the craft and, at the same time, to provide a focused comparison of American and British styles and techniques.

  • Allcraft Tool & Supply will present a certificate for $200 worth of hammers and stakes.
  • Complimentary one-year membership in SAS.
  • The winning piece will also be published on the Society’s Web site, along with a detailed description of how the piece was created, and the name of the student's school, teacher/s, and head of the metal-arts department.

Two Finalists

  • Hoover & Strong will award a 12" x 12" x 18-gauge (.040") sheet of sterling.

  • Safety Source Northeast will furnish safety supplies including 3M half-face respirators w/particulate filters, Uvex safety glasses, Max-Lite ear plugs, nitrile gloves, and aprons.
  • Complimentary one-year membership in SAS.
  • Winning pieces will be published on the Society’s Web site.

Three Honorable Mentions

  • Complimentary one-year membership in SAS.

  • Winning pieces will be published on the Society’s Web site.


A diverse, professional panel including Jeannine Falino, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Arts of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and SAS Artisan members Michael Banner and Pauline Warg, will comprise the jury. Each piece will be judged on its design and demonstration of the entrant's creativity and mastery of technique.

What To Send

  • Each student may submit up to three entries represented by one or two slides each.

  • Label each slide with: your name, the entry#, object, title, materials, dimensions & date created.
  • Put a red dot in the lower left hand corner and a black arrow in the upper right corner.
  • Place all slides in one protective plastic slide sheet.
  • On a separate page per entry, TYPE or PRINT your name, the entry#, object, title, materials, dimensions, and date created at the top of the page, and no more than 500 words how the piece was created—what techniques and tools you used, design inspiration, concepts, approximate time it took, any work that was contracted out, etc. You may also want to include any impact your teacher had on the entry's creation.
  • One-page resumé
  • Do not staple pages together or to slide sheet.
  • SASE (legal size) for receipt of notification
  • $20 entry fee (check made out to SAS)
  • Optional: Join SAS at a discount! A special Associate membership price of $15 (normally $20) is offered with this competition. Add $15 to the entry fee check. (Winners will have their membership extended one year if they have taken advantage of this opportunity).


All entries MUST be postmarked by OCTOBER 31, 2000. Late entries cannot be considered. Please address all entries to:
2000 Silversmiths Competition
Society of American Silversmiths
PO Box 704
Chepachet, RI 02814

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