Great Yorkshire Show on the search for unique jewellery

2 February 2014

A competition to create a unique piece of jewellery inspired by the Great Yorkshire Show and rural life is being launched by the organisers of England’s premier agricultural event.

In what is a “first”, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society is inviting budding designers to submit their ideas for a charm to be made from silver and Whitby jet, and the winners may see their designs put into production and available to buy.

The competition is being run in conjunction with W Hamond, The Original Whitby Jet Shop and builds on their partnership with the Great Yorkshire organisers. Two years ago the company launched their popular Great Yorkshire Show collection, which included three charms – a rosette, a tractor and a Yorkshire rose.

Bill Cowling, Show Director said: The Great Yorkshire Show appeals to so many different interests but this is something new and exciting for us. It is an amazing opportunity to see an idea through from concept to production and create something beautiful and iconic which potentially could last for generations.

The competition has two categories – for 18 years and under, and for over 19 years, and both winners will see their designs become reality. In addition they will receive tickets for this year’s Great Yorkshire Show and have the opportunity to tour the W Hamond workshop.

The deadline for entries is 4pm, Friday 28 March 2014.

For details of the competition please visit or email Charlotte Russell on or by post Charlotte Russell, W Hamond Whitby Jet Competition, Regional Agricultural Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ.

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