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RDS Craft Awards Prizes

The 2017 RDS Craft Awards Prizes are listed below. The prize fund 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.

10 RDS Craft Awards Category Prizes sponsored by the Design & Craft Council of Ireland 
€500 awarded to each category winner sponsored by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
RDS medal and certificate awarded to each category winner.
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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 RDS Muriel Gahan Award
Awarded to an emerging craftsperson to assist with career /business development.

€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 €2,500) in the Serpentine Hall, at the National Crafts & Design Fair in the RDS in early December 2017. Entrants must be prepare to display, staff and fully stock a 3 x 2m stand for the full six days of the Fair.

10 RDS Craft Awards Category Prizes sponsored by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
€500 awarded to each category winner sponsored by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
RDS medal and certificate awarded to each category winner
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EMERGING & ESTABLISHED MAKERS ELIGIBLE

RDS William Smith O'Brien Perpetual Challenge Cup
Category winners in Constructed & Embellished Textiles (Emerging & Established) eligible.


SPONSORED AWARDS
Emerging & Established Makers Eligible

€1,000 Eleanor de la BranchardiĂ©re Award
Awarded for excellence and innovation in a lace entry

€1,000 Ceramics Ireland Award
Awarded for excellence and innovation in a ceramic entry. Increased prize fund in 2017 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ceramics Ireland.

€500 Company of Goldsmiths of Dublin Award
Awarded for excellence in a precious metal hallmarked entry

€500 Guild of Irish Lacemakers' Award
Awarded for excellence and tradition in a lace entry

€500 Irish Woodturners' Guild Award
Awarded for excellence and innovation in a woodturning entry

€500 Glass Society of Ireland Award
Awarded for excellence and innovation in a glass entry

€500 Irish Patchwork Society Award
Awarded for excellence and innovation in a patchwork entry

Traditional Lacemakers' of Ireland Award
Perpetual Trophy & two full day classes (worth €500) in Irish Lace to take place in Cork awarded for excellence in a lace entry.

SPONSORED AWARDS
Emerging Makers Only

€500 Lillias Mitchell Award
Awarded to the winner of the Emerging Maker Constructed Textile Category

€500 Donegal Yarns Award
Awarded to an Emerging Maker for excellence and innovation in a knitted, woven or crocheted entry



For further information, please contact:
Ms Dara O'Leary
Arts Programme Manager
RDS Foundation Department
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7255
Email: arts@rds.ie                                                

 

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