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2001: Mark Rooker

In this second year of the award program, Mark Rooker was the winner out of an overall field of 39 entries. ‘His brooches focus on social issues that affect us all: our obsessions about body image, sex, wealth and guns,’ noted Mia McEldowney, independent curator and CERF trustee, who chaired the judging panel this year. …

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2000: Yeonmi Kang

Yeonmi Kang of Urbana, Illinois, United States, won this first ever award which was announced at the annual conference of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ‘Our goal was to acknowledge promise, innovation and individuality,’ said Gail M Brown, independent curator and AJF member who was instrumental in bringing the idea …

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