Scott Kay Partners With The Fashion Institute of Technology

To Host Design Contest For Jewelry Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY (September 26, 2016) –Scott Kay has unveiled its partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and announced a brand-inspired contest for second year Jewelry Design students to honor the brand’s founding designer.

Looking to offer FIT students an opportunity to apply their studies in a professional setting, the students are being challenged to design a set of bridal jewelry that includes three pieces from a set of four—ring, bracelet, necklace and/or earrings. The contest will take place during the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. When designing, students are being asked to use their creativity to build upon the brand’s original design codes and present hand drawings, technical drawings, measurement details, materials and color options.

The winners of the contest will be chosen after two rounds. Judging will be based on overall design, originality, creativity, production viability and the usage of Scott Kay’s design codes. The judging panel will be comprised of executive members of the Scott Kay team, as well as a retail partner and select editors from the media.

“The design contest will allow FIT students to experience the realities of the jewelry industry, providing them a firsthand look into the total design process from first sketch to final conception. We hope students will be inspired by the artistry of Scott Kay and that the contest will encourage them to continue exploring their studies in jewelry design,” stated Kelly Kahn, Director of Brand Management.

In late January, Scott Kay will host an intimate dinner for five finalists where they will present their final drawings to the judging panel and the top winner will be announced.

The winning student will receive $3,000, along with a trip to Las Vegas for the JCK/Luxury Show at which their winning jewelry design set will be displayed. Following the conclusion of the contest, the winner will also be eligible to negotiate a separate agreement with Scott Kay to produce and sell their winning design. Second and third runners-up will each receive $1,000 and fourth and fifth runners-up will each receive $500.

To discover more about the artistry of Scott Kay please visit http://www.scottkay.com/ or follow @scottkayusa #ALifeTogether on Instagram and Facebook.

ABOUT SCOTT KAY

For over three decades, Scott Kay has been a driving force of fine jewelry designs and innovation for men and women. Known for quality craftsmanship, the passion and artistry of Scott Kay have continually delighted customers with unique designs in Bridal, Wedding and Fashion jewelry.

ABOUT FIT

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a college of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for more than 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and relevant to today’s rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers nearly 50 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace. Visit fitnyc.edu.

For more information or additional press inquiries,

Scott Kay — The Promotion Factory, Kaitlin Derkach, kaitlin@thepromofact.com or 212.217.9065
For FIT — Cheri Fein, Cheri_fein@fitnyc.edu or 212.217.4718