The inaugural National Premier Craft Competition in 2017 attracted almost 800 entries and are confident that even more crafters will seize the opportunity offered by the 2018 competition.
For some years, South Africa did not have a national platform to highlight the very best the country’s crafters have to offer. Now they can do so at the annual Innibos festival.
Sandra Jacobs, one of the founders of Innibos, explains that when Innibos was launched a decade ago, it set out to provide a platform for the development and enjoyment of all genres of art. “The craft competition is thus a natural evolution of Innibos,” she says.
In July this year, Jan and John Anthony, the men behind the competition, stood in awe as their dream of seeing the country’s world-class crafters being recognised by an audience of the peers came true at the inaugural awards evening held in Nelspruit.
Both men hope that the 2018 competition will attract even more entries. They have made the entry process as easy as possible to ensure that the competition is accessible to everyone.
Crafters have until April 20, 2018, to enter. Winners will be announced at the Innibos festival at the awards evening on Sunday, June 24