Announcing the finalists of The Fairtrade Gold Design Awards

Fairtrade Gold Design Awards

We are delighted to announce the fifteen finalists shortlisted for the 2017 Fairtrade Gold Design Awards.

More than 100 budding designers registered for these awards, and we have been overwhelmed by the quality of the entries. Thank you to everybody who submitted a design.

The fifteen finalists are:

Apprentices & Students in Further Eductaion:

  • Zainab Khan
  • Sophie Hutchinson
  • Kate Ziyao Li
  • Tommaso Iaquinta
  • Eva Rayburn


  • Lucy Cormack
  • Angela Gillies
  • Kate Hadden
  • Maggie Lin Jung-Hsuan
  • Ashleigh Moloney

Postgraduates & Early Careers

  • Natalia Antunovity
  • Mengi Chen
  • Lukas Grewenig
  • Yi-Peng Lee
  • Karen Westland

Vote now for your favourite design

With the finalists in place, public voting is now open to identify a winner of each category above. To cast your vote, please visit Voting closes on 23rd April 2017.

Separate to the public vote, a judging panel from Ingle & Rhode, The Fairtrade Foundation, The Goldsmiths' Company, Vipa Designs, and the jewellery journalist Rachael Taylor, will award commendations to the designs they believe deserve special recognition, and will pick the overall winner. The winner of the overall award will have their design made in Fairtrade gold by Ingle & Rhode, and the piece will be auctioned to raise funds for the Fairtrade Foundation.

We have seen some incredible talent throughout this process, and it was really tough to choose the finalists. We wish all 15 finalists the best of luck.

Ingle & Rhode will announce the winners in each category, any commendations, and the overall winner on 25th April. 

Gold certified to Fairtrade standards provides small-scale miners and their communities with the opportunity for better living and working conditions. For more information about Fairtrade Gold visit:

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