The Community announces the Regional Crafts Awards 2022

The awards have an economic endowment of 12,000 euros and candidacies can be submitted until June 24

The Ministry of Business, Employment, Universities and Spokesperson, through the General Directorate of Consumption and Crafts, has announced the Regional Crafts Awards for the year 2022, which have eight categories and an economic endowment of 12,000 euros.

Like other editions, these awards are aimed at "institutionally recognizing the most outstanding actions in crafts during this year 2022, with the aim of promoting the development and competitiveness of the self-employed and craft companies that are committed to innovation and design", according to explained the general director of Consumption and Crafts, Sonia Moreno.

The deadline for submitting applications is open until June 14 and all applications will be evaluated by a committee that will carry out a pre-selection. Subsequently, the selected candidates will participate in a temporary exhibition that will be located in the Regional Craft Center of Murcia so that citizens can vote for their favorites.

The jury of these awards, made up of people of recognized prestige linked to the Public Administration, the business and/or academic sphere and who are related to crafts, will vote on the piece or collection proposed for each category.

The eight categories of this edition are: Regional Craft Award, which recognizes the professional trajectory and the consolidated career of the craftsman, and has an economic endowment of 3,000 euros; Artisan Product Award, which recognizes artisan collections made and marketed in the last two years, has an economic endowment of 1,500 euros; and the Artisan Entrepreneurship Award, which recognizes those artisans with less than five years of experience who have introduced new concepts of design and innovation in crafts and is endowed with 1,500 euros.

Likewise, the Promociona Artesanía Prize for public entities, recognizes those entities or public organizations that present programs or campaigns to promote Crafts and do not have an economic endowment; the Promociona Artesanía Award for private entities, which recognizes those campaigns to promote crafts, has an economic endowment of 1,500 euros; the Belén Artesano Prize, for those nativity scene collections made in the last two years, with an economic endowment of 1,500 euros; and the Food Craft Award, where competitiveness and the final product are prioritized, endowed with 1,500 euros.

Finally, the New Artisan Talents Award is focused on students from any school or university in the Region of Murcia who study subjects related to crafts, it has an economic endowment of 1,500 euros.

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