The deadline to vote for the Craft Awards is open until November 23

With these awards, the aim is to encourage innovation, design and the adaptability of the regional craft sector market

The deadline to vote for the Craft Awards of the Region of Murcia 2020, convened by the Ministry of Business, Industry and Spokesperson through the General Directorate of Consumption and Crafts, remains open until next Monday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m.: 30 hours in person and until 24:00 hours 'online'.

The awards recognize excellent and exemplary performance in the field of crafts. Among its objectives is to encourage innovation, design and the ability to adapt to the market of the regional artisan sector.

The general director of Consumption and Crafts, Carolina Espinosa, explained that "the amount of the prizes has increased by 20 percent compared to the previous year, and we intend to honor the work of the artisans, for their creativity and ability to adapt to the times of crisis and, in short, spread the best practices of the sector”.

37 applications have been submitted for all categories. The Regional Craft Center of Murcia has a ballot box for the public to vote, and it can also be done 'online' at the linkán%20disponibles%20en%20 enlace se abrirá en ventana nueva. As for those made by citizens in the evaluation phase, they will be considered as one vote by the jury for each category.

Along with the exhibition of the candidates for the awards, visitors can find in the Regional Center more than 500 artisan products, from hand-painted masks to nativity scenes from prestigious Murcian nativity scenes, as well as food products that can help you select Christmas gifts with craft label.

Prize categories and endowment

Eight categories have been established: 'Regional Craft Award'; Artisan Product; Artisan Entrepreneurship; Promotion of Crafts to public and private entities; Artisan Nativity Scene; Food Crafts and New Talents.

The Regional Craft Award is endowed with 3,000 euros, and recognizes the set of a work and a consolidated career. The other eight categories are all endowed with 1,500 euros, such as the 'Artisan Product Award', which will value those artisan products or collections made and marketed in the two years prior to the call.

The 'Artisan Entrepreneurship Award' will go to the entrepreneur who has stood out for the introduction of new concepts in the sector, in areas such as product, distribution, marketing or design.

The category 'Prize for the Promotion of Crafts for Private Entities' and the one corresponding to 'Public Entities', without financial endowment, will recognize the best programs, campaigns or initiatives to promote this activity.

As for the 'Artisan Nativity Award', the products or collections of nativity scenes marketed in the two years prior to the call will be distinguished. The one for 'Food Crafts' will reward those artisans and their food products that are consistent with factors of competitiveness.

For the 'New Talent Award', the work carried out by those students enrolled at the University or at any School in the Region of Murcia in studies related to crafts will be awarded.

Statements by the General Director of Consumption and Crafts

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