Apply to the 2017 NICHE Awards

This year, all entry fees are waived for this prestigious award series. Professional and student artists are invited to apply.


2017 NICHE awards. Submissions accepted until October 1, 2016


Are you a student or a professional craft artist interested in receiving recognition for your excellent work? The NICHE Awards is now in its 28th year, and is accepting submissions until the deadline of October 1, 2016. Awards will be determined by a panel of judges.

Contest categories include:

  • Ceramics
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Basketry
  • Judaica

The top scoring pieces – 5 in each category – become “NICHE Finalists” and of those five, the entry with the highest score wins the NICHE Award. Winners will be announced at a special ceremony at the American Made Show in January, 2017. Finalists will be invited to display their piece in a special display at the American Made Show, and must drop off and pick up artwork if they choose to participate.

Winners are chosen based on the submitted photographs. All entry fees are waived for this year. Learn more about the NICHE Awards and the submission process here.



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