Join us at this years Expos to select the winner

Together with the Vaccaro Family, Canadian Jewellery Expos is proud to be a part of the fifth annual ‘Vaccaro Family Scholarship’.  A design competition set to showcase the newest and brightest jewellery students and design programs in the Canadian jewellery industry.


The winning student designer will receive the scholarship award of $3000.00, post show profile advertising and exhibition space in either CJExpos 2019 event.

The accrediting college of the winning designer will receive an award of $1000.00 toward their program.


To be eligible, one must be a registered student of a recognized Canadian jewellery design or metalsmithing program during the 2017-2018 academic year.


Students who are wishing to participate can download the registration form here. Registration forms must be submitted to Canadian Jewellery Expos by May 31, 2018.

All entries will be on display during the 2018 CJExpos in Toronto and Edmonton. Expo attendees will vote on the winner! 

As a guideline, the finished piece should have an estimated retail value of no more than $1500.00 and should fit in with the competition’s yearly theme – our 2018 theme is ‘Starry Night‘.

The finished piece of jewellery must be submitted for entry to CJExpos by July 10, 2018.  It must also fit inside an Canada Post #4 bubble mailer for shipping purposes.  Do not send any display materials, such as busts or earring holders. All entries will be displayed in the same fashion – laid out flat on a presentation mat inside a secured display cabinet.


To submit your registration form, or if you have any questions, please contact Garnet Irving at


Canadian Jewellery Expos would like to thank the gracious sponsor of this scholarship award, Giovanni Vaccaro, of Beverly Hills Jewellers. Without his foresight and commitment to supporting the future of the industry this scholarship would not be possible.



George Brown College announces support and participation in the Vaccaro Family Scholarship.  Click here to view more.