A not-to-be-missed event since its launch in 1994, the SILMO d'Or rewards and celebrates the talent and creativity of an entire industry every year. The SILMO d'Or awards are the ultimate recognition of the ingenuity and inventiveness of over 330 companies !

In 1994, the SILMO organisers, always willing and committed to highlight the optical and eyewear sector, decided to reveal this formidable energy: they created trophies to crown and consecrate the excellence, creation and innovation of manufacturers and brands from all around the world. Over 28 years, the prize that embodies the SILMO d'OR has rapidly become a coveted reference.

To create and innovate is to succeed in the challenge of launching something new on a market, a crucial challenge for the competitiveness of companies in an environment where competition is always strong. Creation and innovation are also a formidable source of energy internally because they stimulate know-how and skills within companies. This energy is increased tenfold when they are rewarded by professionals.

A legendary award, the Grand Prix des SILMO d’OR puts the reputation of companies in the market, their teams, and their know-how to a test. It is an opportunity to get high visibility and recognition in the optical sector.

The SILMO D'or are competitive, stimulating, and authentic !

SILMO d'Or prize-winners in the Equipment category

Taking part in these awards offers an opportunity to :

  • Promote your company
  • Inspire your teams
  • Boost your brand image
  • Seize a further opportunity to demonstrate your know-how
  • Take advantage of major media coverage Application for free.

All you need to do :

  • Be an exhibitor at SILMO Paris
  • Present a new product at SILMO Paris. You may enter different categories and present different brands. Each product may only be entered once.
  • Register and submit the required information before the deadlines.
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Man designing glasses

How the awards work :

  • Mid-September: nomination of products (5 products selected per category)
  • Awards will be revealed during SILMO Paris 2023
Learn about the jury of the 2023 SILMO d’Or awards

Application process :

  • Choose the category you wish to enter and complete the online application form and register via the SILMO Paris website, by completing the dedicated form available in your Exhibitor area
  • Produce a presentation pack
  • Send the required information before the date indicated on the form (see items listed for your category)



Grand Prix SILMO d'Or

185, rue de Bercy

75012 Paris – France

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Scale glasses on a table

The grand prix in 8 categories :

  • Vision (lenses, contact lenses)
  • Material / equipment
  • Low vision
  • Sport and protection
  • Children
  • Technological innovation in eyewear
  • Optical fittings and solar lenses "createur lunetier”
  • Optical fittings and sunglasses "brands & griffs”