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call for entries: 2006 niche awards

updated tue 28 jun 05


Daniel Waldman on mon 27 jun 05

Applications for the 2006 NICHE Awards are now available online at A revamped web page provides artists with the
choice of completing an online application or downloading a paper
version that can be printed and mailed. Other useful information
includes updated rules and guidelines, as well as information about
the 2006 NICHE Awards ceremony, special display and finalist

The NICHE Awards, sponsored by NICHE magazine, celebrate excellence
and innovation in American and Canadian craft. Entry deadline for
professionals is September 7, 2005; entry deadline for students is
September 30, 2005.

Categories include Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood, Jewelry,
Lighting, Clocks, Clothing, Decorative Fiber, Garden Art, Goblets,
Judaica, Mixed Media, Narrative, Recycled, and Teapots.

Judging criteria are based on three main distinctions:
. technical mastery, both in surface design and form
. market viability
. a distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought

Finalists are invited to display their work in the NICHE Awards
exhibit at the February Philadelphia Buyers Market of American
Craft, February 17-20, 2006, and will be included in the Winter 2006
issue of NICHE magazine. Winners will be announced at the February
2006 Buyers Market and featured in the Spring 2006 issue of NICHE