The heart has been a recurring icon theme throughout the ages. All of our experiences touch our heart whether physically, emotionally, psychologically, or spiritually. This competition invites you to tell your story through the eyes of a heart. But not just any heart—the most sophisticated, expressive heart you can create. Whether comforting, provocative, touching, or gut-wrenching, our hearts hold our deepest secrets. What is the Tale of your Heart?

The judges are: Bill Griffith, Patrik Kusek, and Annie Pennington.

Competition details:

All objects submitted must contain a heart.

At least 50% of the piece must be made from PMC: fine silver, sterling silver, or gold.

Designs should go beyond familiar heart molds and cutters.

First prize: $1000.00

Second prize: $750.00

Third prize: $500.00

Submission details:

3-5 images per person, plus one detail of each piece, if necessary.

Good quality images are essential.

Photos should be JPGs

100 dpi (dots per inch)

RGB color format

The final size will likely be 2 MB (megabytes) or less.

Submit:

Please send images, along with your name, the title of the piece, size and the materials used to info@talesoftheheart.net

Deadlines:

Images must be received by midnight January 14, 2013 (US Eastern time). No exceptions.

Notification of winners will be on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013.

Questions: Email: Jeanette (Nettie) Landenwitch at info@talesoftheheart.net

or visit www.talesoftheheart.net