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Call for Entries: 2017 Niche Awards

Published August 11, 2016


Robin Bergman

Boiled Cashmere Gingko Coat & Scarf by Robin Bergman

Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards competition began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in both professional and student divisions.

Contest categories include:

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





For a detailed list of contest categories, click here.

A listing in the winter issue of NICHE magazine (professionals only) and on

All finalists are invited to attend a special ceremony held in January 2017 where winners will be announced.

A feature announcement in the spring issue of NICHE magazine, a trophy and winners’ press materials. Winners will also continuously have their images used in promotional materials and press packets throughout the year.

Professional Division: The competition is open to professional craft artists over the age of 21 who reside in the U.S. or Canada and are actively involved in the design and production of craftwork supplied to galleries and craft stores. Contest Deadline: September 22, 2016

Student Division: The student division of the NICHE Awards was created to encourage emerging talent and aspiring artists who are enrolled in arts certificate or diploma programs, art centers, craft schools, colleges and universities. Contest Deadline: September 22, 2016

All submitted work must have been produced or introduced after October 1, 2015 to be eligible.

STUDENTS Apply Here:

Student Application


Professional Application