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2013 Australian Craft Awards - 11 October - Extended close date!

BY design100 | 02-Oct-2013
Inaugurated in 2013, the design100 Australian Craft Awards aim to celebrate the role that craft plays in contemporary society. Craft is the art form that appeals to the most people in Australia. design100 Australian Craft Awards recognises the enormous talent that resides in Australian craft through a series of state based Craft Awards, which documents every entrant and then selects outstanding recipients from a variety of self-selecting categories. Outcomes will be announced during November 2013. All entrants will be documented on line and in hard copy in design100's new publication The Design Annual. The Australian Craft Awards will be awarded by state and adjudicated by a panel of industry based curators and senior craft makers, coordinated by Joe Pascoe (former Director Shepparton Art Gallery and former CEO & Artistic Director Craft Victoria).

Why Enter

Being recognised for an Award offers a distinct competitive advantage to those offering products and services to a highly visible, global market. It provides recognition of excellence for employees, investors, customers and partners from the industry.

The design100 range of award programs also offer a unique platform for businesses to reach out to a highly specialised audience through the design100 Awards communication streams.

The Awards are open to anyone with an interest in developing products and services that are designed to have both a commercial and market impact.

Immediate benefits on entry submission are:

  • After review all entries are shortlisted and displayed on the awards website visible to our extensive audience.
  • You will also receive a notification email with promotional tools including awards badges.
  • Entries will be featured in our eNewsletter, media releases and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, ..)

As a marketplace platform, the awards provides an opportunity to:

  • Promote your courage, innovation, creativity and craft leadership to your peers across three continents
  • Gain marketplace exposure of your project or brand
  • Increase awareness of your work and gain marketplace and peer comment
  • Provide a mark of distinction for your project or brand
  • Inclusion in the Design Showcase and Design Annual

The Awards offer you and your company an excellent chance to:

  1. Benchmark your work
  2. Impress clients and customers
  3. Boost confidence in your products and services
  4. Add unmistakable gravitas to you marketing materials
  5. Boost employee morale and show you are proud of their work
  6. Prove your business is listening to and adapting to your clients and customers' needs
  7. Stand out from your competition by being known as an award winner

According to a study by the University of Leicester*, award winning companies experienced:

  • Higher growth in sales over non-award winning companies by an average of 77%
  • Higher increases in operating income over non-award winning companies by an average of 18%
  • Higher growth in assets over non-award winning companies by an average of 44%

*Source: University of Leicester, sponsored by the British Quality Foundation (BQF) and the European Foundation for Quality Management (http://www.quality-foundation.co.uk/pub_reports.htm), based over a period of 11 years.