Think reality TV for jewelers, but with more education and less spectacle — that’s the Bench Pressure Challenge. A high-traffic highlight of The SMART Show annually, this contest pits the industry’s best names in benchwork against each other in live, head-to-head battles of craftsmanship-under-pressure. This year, the competition is separated into two categories: CAD skills and all-around skills.
CAD I: Saturday, August 24, 10:15 – 12:15
CAD 2: Saturday, August 24, 2pm – 4pm
All-Around 1 – Setting: Sunday, August 25, 10:15am – 12:15pm. (Bring burs, drill bits, etc.)
All-Around 2 – Engraving: Sunday, August 25, 2pm – 4pm
All-Around 3 – Mystery Challenge: Monday, August 26, 10:15am – 12:15pm