Award Sponsors

Craft&design Magazine.

The craft&design Best Newcomer Award is only open to exhibitors in the Newcomers Gallery at BCTF.  It is presented in recognition of quality of design & craftsmanship and good business skills. The winner receives a trophy, business support and marketing materials, plus online promotion for 12 months at www.craftanddesign.net and www.craftmaker.co.uk, together valued at £2,000. A Highly Commended Award is also presented, which includes marketing materials plus online promotion for 12 months to the value of £1,000.

National Jewellers’ Association.

Award for Excellence in Jewellery

Automatically open to all jewellers exhibiting at the British Craft Trade Fair. The judges will take into account quality, design and craftsmanship. Prize is a trophy and ‘Designer Craftsman’ entry to the BJA, plus publicity to the value of £1,000.

The Giftware Association

The Giftware Association sits at the heart of the gift and home industry, providing support, guidance and expertise to our members. We connect a community of designers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers to help forge prosperous partnerships. Whether you’re a small start-up or a well-established brand, joining our community will not only help you save time and money but also offers the opportunity to share knowledge, benefits, services and experience with a network of like-minded businesses.

At The Giftware Association we recognise the remarkable talent and creativity on display at the British Craft Trade Fair. Each year we are proud to present The Giftware Association Award for Excellence in recognition of well-designed products with commercial viability.

The lucky winner gains substantial PR coverage in national trade press, social media, The GA website and e-newsletter, attracting the attention of buyers. Additionally, you will also receive a year’s free membership with all the savings and assistance that we offer including free advice and legal help, savings on carriage costs as well as design protection with our Copywatch scheme and much more.


The Wow Factor Award

Each exhibitor can vote for any other exhibitor whose work or display they feel is the most outstanding in the show. The winner will receive a one year, free membership of designGAP/ARTgap, free page on the designGAP/ARTgap website and a free inclusion in the spring designGAP/ARTgap directory. In addition, they will be presented with a £100 cheque sponsored by PSM Ltd

Greetings Today.

Sponsored by Greetings Today, the largest-circulation trade magazine for the greetings industry and the only one to be independently audited, the inaugural Greetings Card Award will be presented this year in recognition of the growth of this sector at the fair. Judged at the show by Greetings Today editor Tracey Bearton alongside an independent buyer and established publisher (to be confirmed shortly), they will pick a Winner, Highly Commended and Commended plus a Just Because from all the greetings exhibitors. They’ll be judged on a combination of originality, commercial viability, and wow factor with the Just Because winner chosen for exactly that reason – just because the judges like it. The prize for all is editorial coverage in Greetings Today and on the website along with a certificate recording their achievement. To receive Greetings Today free of charge, please visit http://www.greetingstoday.co.uk/subscribe/subscribe_to_magazine.aspx