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Friday, December 4, 2015

JNA Awards Presents New Categories For 2016

The JNA Awards, now in its fifth year, has announced changes to its award categories for 2016. 

The organizer of the annual event, Jewellery News Asia, adjusted a few award categories to encourage greater participation from more regions and at the same time consolidate some categories that are judged against a similar set of criteria. 

The JNA Awards, which recognizes innovative and high-achieving individuals and enterprises, will have 11 categories in 2016, including the Lifetime Achievement Award—who will be selected by Jewellery News Asia.

The award categories for 2016 are as follows:

* Lifetime Achievement Award
* Brand of the Year - Retail    
* Industry Innovation/Sustainability Initiative of the Year 
* Manufacturer of the Year - Cutting & Polishing
* Manufacturer of the Year - Jewellery  
* Outstanding Enterprise of the Year - ASEAN/Korea 
* Outstanding Enterprise of the Year - India   
* Outstanding Enterprise of the Year - Greater China     
* Retailer of the Year (450 outlets and below) 
* E-tailer of the Year   
* Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Age 40 and below) 

The two Manufacturer of the Year categories have been broadened to encourage wider involvement from that sector, says UBM Asia, which owns Jewellery News Asia publishing group. The scope of the Outstanding Enterprise of the Year categories has been expanded to inspire companies from regions outside of the ASEAN and Mainland China to join the awards.

“As the organizer, we challenge ourselves each year to improve the event and attract more qualified entries,” said Letitia Chow, founder of JNA, director of Business Development— Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, and Chair of the JNA Awards judging panel. “We also listen to the voices of industry and respond to their feedback. A few categories that have similar judging criteria have been combined and will make these categories more competitive.”

She added, “We have expanded the Outstanding Enterprise of the Year category to include companies in Korea and Greater China. Hence, companies in Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan have the opportunity to enter this category and share and showcase their best business practices.”

Since its inception in 2012, the JNA Awards has dedicated its efforts to promoting the achievements of industry stakeholders, raising industry standards and upholding best business practices.

The JNA Awards 2016 has Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook as its Headline Partners, with Diarough Group, Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI), Shanghai Diamond Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND) serving as Honoured Partners.

For more information, visit or contact:
JNA Awards Marketing 
UBM Asia (Hong Kong) 
+852 2516-2184

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