Arts & Crafts Design Award

Artisans, craftspeople and designers across the globe are encouraged to apply for this award.

The total budget for this award worth at least $2,000 which is dependent upon the goodwill of sponsors. The winner of the first prize will receive the following:

  • Prize money worth $1,000.
  • A handcrafted Arts & Crafts Design Awards Trophy Tile.
  • A hard copy certificate.
  • A special edition of premium quality postcards that show the winning artwork and the award notification.

Five applicants will receive a merit award which will consist of the following:

  • A handcrafted Arts & Crafts Design Awards Trophy Tile.
  • A hard copy certificate.
  • A special edition of premium quality postcards that show the winning artwork and the award notification.

25 applicants will receive a certificate of excellence which will consist of a hard copy certificate.

All awardees will receive a small image file of a specially created icon for the Winners of the Arts & Crafts Design Award 2016. Artists may use this logo in order to announce their received award on their website, Facebook or LinkedIn page, alongside a link to the Arts & Crafts Design Award website. Additionally, each nominee will have the opportunity and a discount to be included in the "Who's Who in Visual Art - 100 Artisans, Craftspeople & Designers" book. This book is published every two years by Art Domain Whois Publisher, with the next edition to be published during July 2018.

Apply

Before You Start

This is an international design competition that is held on an annual basis for nominated artisans, craftspeople and designers. The purpose of this award is to honour and support best ideas and concepts and to recognise their excellence in realisation.

Restrictions

Information regarding any restrictions that may apply has not been stipulated. Interested parties should contact the funding provider directly for further details.

What You Need To Know

Key Criteria

This competition is open to nominated professional, amateur and student craftspeople and designers. Applicants should be aged 18 years old or over. The requirements for the nomination are creativity, originality, production-technique and artistic quality.

Match Funding

Information regarding match funding has not been stipulated. Interested parties should contact the funding provider directly for further information.

Eligible Expenditure

Not applicable to this award scheme.

How To Apply

The next round will open from 15 February 2017. More information will be given after this date.

There is a one-time, non-refundable handling fee of €38.00 which is due upon submission. This may be paid through bank transfer or through PayPal. The bank details/PayPal-account will be advised after the receipt of the application form. This fee will be valid for the entirety of the current annual contest cycle. After the application form has been received, the applicant will receive a confirmation email of registration that will provide them with the next steps. This will lead to them being presented on the online participant's catalogue on the Arts & Crafts Design Award webpage.

Interested parties should note that early submission will mean that their portfolio will be online for longer which can be used as a helpful addition for their marketing activities. Once the applicant has participated, they will have the possibility to change their images and information until the final deadline is reached. This means that they can now participate with current images which are interchangeable throughout the year. This competition will be held on the web and has three selection stages:

  • Pre-selection by the internal jury
  • Presentation round
  • Award selection

Internal online pre-selection research will be held by the jury through visiting each artist's website. Thereafter, invitations will be sent to selected craftspeople and designers. Upon receipt of this invitation, the participant will then be able to make a submission using an online form. In order to participate, applicants should send over three photographs of their featured items which should be provided as .jpg image files. These photographs should have been taken within the last eight years.

In order to ensure that their work is presented in an attractive manner, applicants should pay close attention to the high quality pictures of their object. They will also be required to provide additional, relevant information about their work such as the title, type, material, year, sizes or artist statement. Prize winners will be announced 15 January 2017 and all nominees and winners will be informed about the jury's decision through email.