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The relationship between a mother and her baby is precious and there is nothing that compares to the emotional power of the moment when a 'New Life' begins. Newborn babies are simply a blessing and a joy.
For the first time, we are celebrating 'New Life' and helping to raise money for RBWH Foundation by inviting you to design a charm that represents 'Joy of Life'. The competition is open to everyone no matter what age or background. You don't need to be a professional jewellery designer, you just need to be passionate about supporting our community and have a flair for jewellery.
RBWH Foundation was first established in 1985 as the charity arm of Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH), Queensland's largest hospital.
While RBWH is part of Queensland Health, funding from the government is limited and there is often no available dollars to pay for certain equipment, training and research that will ensure the Royal remains at the forefront of patient care and on the leading edge of new technology and treatment methods.
Over 530,000 babies have been born at the hospital since 1938, with around 4,500 being born there each year. The hospital is home to Queensland's largest and busiest Neonatal Unit which cares for approximately 1,500 premature and seriously ill babies each year.
The Harcourts Foundation Butterfly Ball is RBWH Foundation's longest running charity gala. In 2017, it is being held on 18 November at the Brisbane Hilton Hotel.
All entries will be judged on innovation, aesthetic quality, realisation possibility, emotional content and interpretation of the 'New Life' theme. The judging panel will be comprised of experienced jewellery designers, Joie De Vie Charms Board members and representatives of RBWH Foundation.
Five finalists will be chosen by the judging panel to be put to the public vote.
The public will then vote for their favourite design. The design with the most votes will be named the winner.
The winner will have their design made into a limited edition charm to be unveiled at the 2017 Butterfly Ball. The winner will also receive one of their charms, a piece of high-end Joie De Vie Charms jewellery valued at more than $500, and two tickets to the 2017 Butterfly Ball (valued at $400).
Once manufactured, the winning charms design will be sold by RBWH Foundation and Joie De Vie Charms will all profits being donated to RBWH Foundation.
By helping us to decide the winner, five lucky voters will also win a $20 Joie De Vie Charms online voucher.
Everyone is a designer. Do not hesitate to show your talent!
Instore: Download the application form below, draw your design, and bring the form and design into either of our two stores (Find Us)
Online: Download the application form below and upload it with an image of your design by clicking the submit button.
Whether you enter instore or online, don't forget to tell us what inspired you and why your charm design is the perfect expression of a 'Joy of Life'.
You can enter as many times as you like. Entries close on 16 July, 2017.
The entries will be judged by the following criteria: innovations, aesthetic quality, realization possibility, emotional content and concept theme. A highly qualified jury panel will be formed by absolute experienced jewellery designers, board members of Joie De Vie Charms and RBWH Foundations to maintain quality and maximum fairness. The final top 5 will open to the public for voting. 5 lucky voters who voted the winning design to receive Joie De Vie Charms online vouchers value $20.
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