Faceting Competitions

2017 Winner - John Honan wins the Rick Parker Perpetual Trophy.

2019 Competition

Entries for this Competition are now OPEN. The presentation of the Competition Awards and Results will be at the Christmas Workshop. Click button below for more information.


This  Faceting Competition is staged by the Victorian Facetors' Group, to provide an opportunity for its Members and others to widen their lapidary skills of how to polish stones while at the same time being introduced to the higher level of excellence that is only achievable through the competitive nature of Competitions.


People are encouraged to participate whether they are a complete beginner or even a seasoned competitor, as the knowledge gained from entering Competitions is well rewarded and shown by the quality of your own stones that you skillfully cut and polish.


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Trophies and Awards

Each individual Section will be awarded a Medallion and Certificate for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places.


A Certificate and Trophy will be awarded to the Entrant with the highest aggregate points score in each Division; Novice, Intermediate, and Open (excluding O.10.3 Free Form), with a Certificate and Medallion, also being awarded for the 2nd & 3rd places.


A Special Award named the ‘Rick Parker Perpetual Trophy for the Robert W. Strickland Free Form Design’, will be awarded for the winning Free Form 0-10.3 Entry. The Trophy will be engraved with the Winner’s Name and will be presented at Beechworth Workshop. The winner of the Perpetual Trophy will also be presented with an appropriate Gold Keeper Medallion and Certificate. The Perpetual Trophy will be retained by the V.F.G. and displayed at each Workshop.

2018 Trophy Winner - John Clyde.

2017 Trophy Winner - John Honan, pictured left.

2016 Trophy Winner - John Clyde.


A Trophy will be awarded to the Entrant with the Highest Scoring Entry regardless of Section or Division entered.

See Schedule

VFG Competition Schedule


Note:  This competition is staged by the Victorian Facetors' Group using Gems.


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(Entries are Now OPEN)

Competition Schedule 2019 (pdf)

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