Halstead Bead is at it again with their Jewelry Design Development Grant. Every year around this time Halstead Bead has this amazing design contest which I can say I entered several years ago but didn't win the grant money. It's fairly easy to enter to win the grant. Simply go their website http://halsteadbead.com/Grant/Application/ and file out the application, make sure to include everything they need and send it in by the deadline.
Deadline: Postmarked between April 15, 2010 and June 9, 2010
Winner will be announced August 2010. The winner will receive the following:
-$5,000 cash business grant
-$1,000 Halstead Bead gift certificate
-One page feature profile & jewelry showcase in the Halstead 2011 Catalog and on their website
-Press release announcing the winner to relevant industry publications
- and engraved plaque
I highly suggest my fellow jewelry designers and small business jewelry shops to enter. Times are hard and every penny counts. Make sure to pass it on to your jewelry friends too.