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CALL for ENTRIES: Niche Awards 2016

2015 July 6

Learn more about the 2016 Niche Awards!HERBS
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Niche market foods abound.  Don’t you ever wonder who decided, “I want to grow lavender mint microgreens when I grow up”?  But someone grows lavender mint microgreens.  I used to wonder if there was a place for me in the market to make goat cheese for a living, but I have dismissed feeling like the market was too small to support my goat cheese obsession.  But now the idea of raising goats and making cheese sounds like I want to be an agricultural giant by comparison to lavender mint microgreens, eh?  This next Call is all about the niche market.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from NICHE Magazine for the Niche Awards 2016–a celebration of fine craft.  Many of you are producing both fine art and fine craft; maybe this one for you…

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Learn more about the 2016 Niche Awards!CALL for ENTRIES:
NICHE Awards 2016


Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists age 21+ residing in U.S. or Canada. All work must have been made and finished in the United States or Canada.

MEDIA: Categories include: Basketry, Ceramics, Fashion Accessories, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Home Furnishings, Jewelry, Judaica, Metal, Mixed Media & Miscellaneous, Polymer Clay, Recycled & Wood

Learn more about the 2016 NICHE Awards!DEADLINE: August 21, 2015

ENTRY FEE: The cost to enter is $40 for professionals for up to 3 images (only 2 allowed per category)

JUDGING: Images are judged on the following: 1) Technical excellence, both in surface design & form, 2) A distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought and 3) Market viability (pro entries only)

AWARDS: Finalists receive an awards certificate, a listing in NICHE magazine (pro only), and a listing in the Buyers Guide of the American Made ShowWinners will receive an awards certificate, trophy, a listing on the NICHE Awards website and a listing in NICHE magazine.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the NICHE Awards!

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