Saturday, May 15, 2010

2011 NICHE Awards

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)
Professional Division: August 31, 2010
Student Entries: September 30, 2010

2011 NICHE Awards

NICHE Magazine
Baltimore, MD
Febuary 18-21, 2011

NICHE magazine will be accepting applications for the 2011 NICHE Awards competition starting May 15, 2010. Applications can be filed online at

The contest will include new categories this year: basketry, outdoor art, wedding jewelry, paper and religious/inspirational art. Finalists are invited to display their work in the NICHE Awards exhibit at the Winter Buyers Market of American Craft in Philadelphia, Feb. 18-21, 2011. Winners will be announced at a special ceremony during the Buyers Market and featured in the Spring 2011 issue of NICHE.

The entry deadline for the professional division is Aug. 31, 2010. The deadline for student entries is Sept.30, 2010.

The NICHE Awards annually celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian craft. Categories include Clocks, Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood, Jewelry and more.

Judging of entries is based on three main criteria:
• technical excellence, both in surface design and form
• a distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought
• market viability (professional entries only)

About NICHE Magazine
NICHE magazine, a quarterly trade publication for American and Canadian fine craft retailers, is published by The Rosen Group, a Baltimore-based arts marketing, publishing and advocacy firm. In addition to NICHE, The Rosen Group publishes AmericanStyle magazine, a quarterly consumer arts and lifestyle magazine for collectors of American art and fine craft, and produces the Buyers Market of American Craft, the nation's largest wholesale craft tradeshow.

Application information now available at

CONTACT: Erin Hartz
410.889.2933 ext. 206