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:
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 (www.beadsociety.com.au) 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 (www.glassfusing.co) 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
- Jewellery Glass Art
- Functional Glass Art
- Sculptural Glass Art
- Glass-related Photography
- Second Life Glass Art
Prizes for divisional winners in each category.