Professional Deadline: August 18, 2014
Entries are being accepted now for the 2013 NICHE Awards, a prestigious juried competition recognizing excellence in fine craft design.
- technical excellence, both in surface design and form
- a distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought
- market viability (professional entries only)
The NICHE Awards competition is open to professional craft artists over the age of 21 who reside in America or Canada and are actively involved in the design and production of craftwork supplied to galleries and/or craft stores. The NICHE Student Awards competition is open to any craft student residing in and attending an American or Canadian undergraduate, graduate or certificate arts program. Submitted work must have been produced or introduced after August 31, 2010 to be eligible. Work previously submitted to the competition will not be accepted. Artists may enter as a student for up to one (1) year after graduation; however, work submitted must have been produced while an artist was still a student. Professionals may only submit work produced within the U.S. or Canada. Work produced in secondary studios within other countries may not be submitted. NICHE magazine reserves the right to merge categories that do not accrue an appropriate number of applications. The only way to enter the 2012 NICHE Awards or 2012 NICHE Student Awards is by completing an application online. Paper applications will not be accepted. One application per artist is allowed. Each application allows for up to three pieces of work to be submitted; no more than two pieces may be submitted in the same category. The competition is judged on a per piece basis, not on an application basis. It is therefore possible to be up to a three-time winner. Artists may enter in either the professional division or student division, not in both. Entries must be submitted by the artist in the artist’s name, not in the name of a company or school. No additional images showing detail will be accepted for jurying. The image photo submitted may be enlarged by the judges to see detail. Each image must be a separate piece of work and show the work in its entirety. Applicants may not enter an individual piece in more than one category. Installation art will not be accepted in any category. The cost to enter is $40 for professional, $20 for current Buyers Market exhibitors and $18 for students. The application fee can be paid by check or money order only. Note the applicants name with the payment. Please mail payments to: NICHE Awards
3000 Chestnut Ave., Ste. 300
Baltimore MD 21211DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 30th
Find all the details here: http://www.nicheawards.com./
Student Entry Deadline: October 16, 2010
Professional Entry Deadline: August 31, 2010
The NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in professional and student divisions.
NICHE magazine is now accepting applications for the 2011 NICHE Awards Student competition. Open to undergraduate or graduate students residing in Canada or the United States.
2011 NICHE Awards Professional Division is open to professional craft artists over the age of 21 residing in Canada or the United States.
READY TO APPLY? For Students
For Professionals Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Philadelphia on February 18, 2011 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, held in conjunction with the Buyers Market of American Craft.