Last updateWed, 19 Feb 2020 12am

The Atlanta Jewelry Show is calling all CAD designers

Seeking contestants for CAD competition to be held March 7, 2020

(ATLANTA) - The Atlanta Jewelry Show (AJS) is seeking applicants to compete in the CAD/CAM Challenge to be held March 7, 2020 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in conjunction with the Spring edition of the March 7 – 9 Show.

AJS JoelJoel McFadden (l) and Kyle Bullock will return as emcees of the Atlanta Jewelry Show CAD Challenge.

Taking place on the floor of the Atlanta Jewelry Show, this competition highlights the expertise and craftsmanship required to turn basic ideas into brilliant finished pieces. With overhead monitors giving the audience an up-close view of the action at each workstation, as well as industry veterans Joel McFadden and Kyle Bullock returning as emcees, these competitions are interactive and informative, and a must-see at the show. Special guest, designer Rémy Rotenier, will add his designer perspective to the CAD process. Additionally, the excitement is heightened as the CAD Challenge will be live-streamed via Facebook.

Contestants will be selected based on their education, experience and past work. Bench jewelers interested in participating may access the online application at the AJS website, https://www.atlantajewelryshow.com/the-show/cad-cam-challenge/.  Applications must be received prior to November 18 for consideration.

A total of three contestants will be selected for the CAD Challenge. Each will receive round-trip airfare to The Atlanta Jewelry Show and hotel accommodations (two-nights) at the show hotel.

CAD Challenge Details

CAD 1: Saturday, March 7, 10:15 am - 1:15 pm

CAD 2: Saturday, March 7, 2:15 pm - 5:15 pm

On Saturday, March 7, the three contestants will fire up their computers for two tests of their ability to design jewelry using CAD.

The first challenge will consist of competitors taking a hand-rendered jewelry design by Rémy Rotenier and creating a CAD rendering of the hand rendering. The second challenge will be designed to have each CAD artist show off their design style. The design work is judged on creativity, presentation, sales skills and how well the final designs meet the requirements.

AJS RemyDesigner Rémy Rotenier will provide a hand rendering from which contestants will work.

The overall winner of the competition will be determined by selected judges. A second award, “People’s Choice”, will be determined by votes from the audience and combined with votes from the live-streamed Facebook audience.

For more information, e-mail or contact Cindy Chandler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 678-384-9107.

2020 AJS Show Dates

March 7-9, 2020 and August 8-10, 2020

About the Atlanta Jewelry Show

Produced by the Southern Jewelry Travelers Association (SJTA), the Atlanta Jewelry Show is the largest and longest running regional jewelry event in the country. Celebrating 70 years as the one-stop resource for independent jewelers, SJTA was established in 1950 and is the nation’s oldest association for independent jewelry representatives. Recognized worldwide for producing innovative trade shows, AJS is the place where jewelry professionals gather to enhance their businesses. For information about the upcoming show, March 7-9, 2020, and pre-show conference March 6, visit www.atlantajewelryshow.com, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 800-241-0399.