The NAJ organises and supports a number of competitions that provide a great opportunity for industry businesses to showcase their products on a national scale. Our competitions recognise new talent in a wide range of fields, including cutting-edge design and exceptional customer service, as well as retail and supply.


Bright Young Gems

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The Bright Young Gems initiative, is the leading industry-recognized platform for fresh talent from final year students and students from UK colleges and universities who graduated within the last two years. Many prior winners going on to carve out highly successful award-winning careers. 

 Bright Young Gems Initiative


JET Awards

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Every month, Clarity & Success, honours a JET student with the JET Certificate project of the month. Nominations are made by course tutors, and the winner is chosen by an external moderator. The individual is awarded a certificate, is acknowledged in the Jeweller, and is invited to the NAJ Education Awards.

JET Awards


GCDC Craftsmanship & Design Awards

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The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GC&DC), which operates the competition, actively encourages established craftspersons and designers in the industry, as well as apprentices and students to enter their work. This unique annual competition rewards excellence in technical skills and creative design in precious metals and related materials. 

GCDC Craftsmanship & Design Awards


Retail Jeweller’s UK Jewellery Awards

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The UK Jewellery Awards is the industry's longest-running trade awards event, honouring and rewarding excellence in the jewellery and watch industries.

UK Jewellery Awards


Professional Jeweller Awards

Professional Jewellery Awards

The Professional Jeweller Awards, celebrates industry innovation and success. 

Professional Jewellery awards


BCTF Awards

BCTF Awards

At BCTF each year a number of prizes are awarded to exhibitors. Each award is sponsored by an organisation that is actively involved in the UK craft and giftware industry. 

BCTF Awards 


Halo Awards 

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The HALO Award is presented to the jewellery business that applies the British Hallmarking Council's Digital Dealers Notice in the most creative way, to educate and inform consumers about hallmarking.

View HALO Awards


Touchstone Award

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The annual Touchstone Award recognises the Trading Standards team who deliver the most effective enforcement or educational initiative related to Hallmarking.

View Touchstone Awards


David Wilkins Awards 

David Wilkins AWARD 

In honour of David Wilkins (1931-1994), former Chairman of the National Association of Goldsmiths Valuations Committee (the NAJ's predecessor), the National Committee of the National Association of Jewellers may award the David Wilkins Trophy if an IRV has demonstrated outstanding skill, dedication or service in respect of jewellery appraisal and valuation.

View David Wilkins Awards