Friday, January 30, 2015

Glass Art Awards: raising the prestige

February 6th is the due date for completed Entry Forms for this year's Glass Art Awards. (N.B. Just the Entry Forms - not the entries themselves.)

The Divisions and Categories of the Awards are set out below; they are also on the Festival of Glass web site. Entry Forms and the Award rules are also on the web site:

Increasing prestige
Three sponsors are increasing the prestige of the 2015 Awards: the Bead Society of Victoria, the Rotary Club of Drysdale and Glass Fusing

The Bead Society of Victoria ( aims to foster interest in the art and craft of beading. It's sponsorship of $500 is supporting the 'Jewellery Glass Art' category. This category always attracts a strong entry and the Bead Society of Victoria's sponsorship will add prestige to the awards.

The Rotary Club of Drysdale is sponsoring a new Glass Art Award - "Second Life Glass Art". The $1,000 Award will go to the best piece of glass art made solely by recycled glass. This year's theme is "Light Up", reflecting International Rotary's theme for 2014-2015, "Light Up Rotary". The Award-winning piece will become the property of the Rotary Club of Drysdale, which will use it to promote its annual Easter Art Show.

Glass Fusing ( is an online company selling resources for glass fusing. The company's sponsorship of $100 is supporting the Sculptural Glass Art and Functional Glass Art categories.

A big "Thank you" to the Bead Society of Victoria, to the Rotary Club of Drysdale and to  Glass Fusing for helping us to inspire glass artists!

  • Junior: 8 - 12 years old
  • Intermediate: 13 - 18 years old
  • Open: 19 years of age and over
Glass art categories:
  • Jewellery Glass Art
  • Functional Glass Art
  • Sculptural Glass Art
  • Glass-related Photography
  • Second Life Glass Art

Prizes for divisional winners in each category.

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