Sponsors

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.

Winner

The Newcomer Winner will receive:

* A trophy to keep

* A feature in the May release of craft&design Online

* Makers Gallery 2 image advertising space in 6 x craft&design Online

* Premier page in craft&design Selected Makers online gallery

* Details on http://www.craftanddesign.net/awards

* 250 x promotional postcards

* Support and advice from the craft&design editors

Highly Commended

The Highly Commended Newcomer will receive:

* A trophy to keep

* A feature in the May release of craft&design Online

* Makers Gallery one image advertising space in 6 x craft&design Online

* Premier page in craft&design Selected Makers online gallery

* Details on http://www.craftanddesign.net/awards

* 250 x promotional postcards

* Support and advice from the craft&design editors

 

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.

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

The Giftware Association

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.

designGAP.

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.