AUSTRALIAN OPAL AWARDS

LIGHTNING RIDGE AUSTRALIA

OPAL SHOW: 24 JULY- 27 JULY 2024

AUSTRALIAN OPAL AWARDS

LIGHTNING RIDGE AUSTRALIA

GALA DINNER: 26 JULY 2024

AUSTRALIAN OPAL AWARDS

LIGHTNING RIDGE AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN OPAL AWARDS: Entries close 5 July 2024

AUSTRALIAN OPAL AWARDS

LIGHTNING RIDGE AUSTRALIA

OPAL SHOW: 26 JULY- 29 JULY 2023

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORMS HERE >>> AOA Entry form 2024

THE BRAND NEW AUSTRALIAN OPAL AWARDS WILL LAUNCH IN 2024! THERE ARE SEVEN JEWELLERY AWARD CATEGORIES AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE AND OVER AUD$35,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES. AN ENTRY FORM AND JUDGING CRITERIA IS COMING SOON.

THE AUSTRALIAN OPAL AWARDS  IS THE AWARD SECTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL OPAL JEWELLERY DESIGN AWARDS ASSOCIATION (IOJDAA). THE ASSOCIATION IS A NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANISATION FOUNDED IN 2000 TO PROMOTE FREEFORM AND OR UNDULATING OPAL. IT IS DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING THE OPAL INDUSTRY AND THE LIGHTNING RIDGE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

AUSTRALIAN OPAL AWARDS – CATEGORIES

  • Open Prestige Jewellery – featuring any shaped Australian opal
  • Freeform Prestige Jewellery – featuring freeform/undulating Australian opal
  • Masterpiece Australian opal carving
  • Freestyle Australian opal carving
  • Designer Wear for Men – featuring freeform/undulating Australian opal
  • Digital Jewellery Entry – featuring freeform/undulating Australian opal
  • Jewellery Hand Sketches
  • People’s Choice

Selected entries will be on display during the Lightning Ridge Opal Festival – 24-27 July 2024.

Our Charter

  • Promote Australian opal at a national and international level
  • Promote methods of opal cutting that conserve opal and add value to the opal industry
  • Increase market demand for free form and/or undulating opal
  • Encourage jewellery designers to use free form and/or undulating opal in individual pieces of jewellery