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2019 Jewellery Competition

Click the link below to download the 2019 entry

pdf 2019 Entry Form


Lightning Ridge hosts an Opal Festival each year. This festival is held over four days and commences on the last Wednesday of July. On display is an amazing range of opal, unique handcrafted jewellery, beads and other gemstones. 

The IOJDAA organises an exclusive Opal Trade Show (also open to the public) which runs concurrent to the Opal Festival. This show attracts gem wholesalers, jewellers, rockhounds and of course all those who are passionate about beautiful jewellery and gemstones.

A biennial International Opal Jewellery Design Awards Competition is also organised by IOJDAA to showcase the stunning and innovative use of opal by jewellery designers from around the world. 2019 will celebrate 18 years since the inception of the Awards.

Held in line with the competition is a gala dinner hosted to celebrate the Design Awards Competition and to pay homage to all entrants and winners in particular.




Opal Trade Show (open to the public):

Wednesday, 24th July 2019 – Saturday, 27th July 2019.

Jewellery Competition:

Entries close Monday, 1st July 2019.

Gala Dinner:

Friday, 26th July 2019.

Click the link below to download the 2019 Entry Form for Jewellery Competition

2019 Entry Form
















 All events held at the Lightning Ridge & District Bowling Club, Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge. www.lightningridgeopalfestival.com.au

Find out more about getting to Lightning Ridge’s international gem and jewelry show.

Find out more about becoming an exhibitor or stallholder .