RDS Irish craft Awards – July 2016

The annual RDS National Craft Awards showcase and reward excellence in Irish craft. The awards which were Established in 1968 follow an RDS tradition of promoting Irish craft which dates back to the nineteenth century.

RDS Craft awards

The RDS National Craft Awards is an open platform for Irish craftspeople to have their work assessed by an independent judging panel of Irish and international craft experts.

Each year, the winning and commended entries are showcased at the RDS National Craft Awards Exhibition during the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show.

Check out what is up for grabs for those who enter –

The overall prize fund for the 2016 RDS Craft Awards is in excess of €30,000.

ESTABLISHED MAKER AWARD STRAND

€5,000 Award of Excellence
Awarded to the most outstanding entry by an established maker. Only category winners are eligible to be considered for this award.

12 RDS Craft Awards Category Prizes sponsored by the Design & Craft Council of Ireland

€500 awarded to each category winner sponsored by the Design & Craft Council of Ireland
RDS medal and certificate awarded to each category winner.

EMERGING MAKER AWARD STRAND

€5,000 Award of Excellence
Awarded to the most outstanding entry by an emerging maker. Only category winners are eligible to be considered for this award.

€2,000 IACI RDS Muriel Gahan Award
Awarded to an emerging craftsperson to assist with career /business development. This award is co-sponsored by the Irish American Cultural Instuitue and the RDS.

€2,000 RDS Graduate Award
Awarded to an outstanding entry by a graduate student

National Crafts & Design Fair Award
A free stand for an emerging maker (worth €2,000) in the Serpentine Hall, at the National Crafts & Design Fair in the RDS in early December 2016. Entrants must be prepare to display, staff and fully stock a 3 x 2m stand for the full five days of the Fair.

12 RDS Craft Awards Category Prizes sponsored by the Design & Craft of Ireland

€500 awarded to each category winner sponsored by the Design & Craft Council of Ireland
RDS medal and certificate awarded to each category winner

Such a great incentive for Irish makers so make sure you go an support the event.

The RDS Craft Awards Exhibition will be open to the public free of charge:

July 13 – 15 (10am-5pm, late opening on Thursday – 7pm)

It will also open during the Dublin Horse Show: July 20 – 24

For more information check out Craft Awards 2016

Click here for more information on the Dublin Horse Show

 

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