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AWIMA Jewellery Design Competition

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AWIMA Jewellery Design Competition is a first of its kind, high profile initiative to identify, celebrate and support African female jewellers. The  Competition is a celebration of the courage, unity and resilience of African women in mining. In the jewellery industry: women own mines, work in mines, supply goods to mines, act as traders and buyers, gem cutters, jewellery designers, and jewellery makers – they do this against a challenging backdrop of health and safety concerns, patriarchal cultural norms, prohibitive legal systems and inaccessible markets but yet…women boldly succeed!

Your donation will go towards 
1. Prizes - buying the metals, stones and production to make the design! Metals, gemstones and services will be procured from women miners, traders

2. Marketing - creating hype and overwhelming interest in the competition, the winners and the AWIMA Brooch.

We are raising Australian Dollars $5,000. For more info visit 

As a sponsor you will get special access to an online private showroom to meet the designers and their entries and get a sneak peak of the production of the AWIMA Brooch. 

The Design Brief will ask for submissions
- for an AWIMA Brooch design that celebrates inspirational women, evoke pride and feature symbols of strength and resilience of women in mining.
- to include coloured precious and semi-precious gemstones as be central to the design.

Competition will be open for submissions in 2021!

AWIMA - Association of Women in Mining in Africa is a network of over 20 national women in mining associations.  For more info visit AWIMA website

Fundraising team: AWIMA (3)

Muza Gondwe
Como WA
Jewellery Gemstone Association Of Zambia
Team member
Monica Gichuhi
Team member

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