Tuesday, September 29, 2015
2016 Glass Art Awards: entries now open
Entries are now open to the 2016 Glass Art Awards; entry forms must be submitted by 5 February 2016.
The Glass Art Awards are part of the Festival of Glass, now in its sixth year. Entries will be judged and announced during the Festival's Expo on Sunday 21 February 2016.
There are four Categories:
· Functional Glass Art
· Sculptural Glass Art
· Wearable Glass Art
· Glass-related Photography.
Each Category has two Divisions:
· Intermediate (8 - 18 years old)
· Open (19 years of age and older).
In each Category, the Intermediate Division has a first prize of $100 and a second prize of $50; and the Open Division has a first prize of $200 and a second prize of $100.
There are also two special Awards:
Second Life Glass Art Award ($1,000)
This Award will go to the best piece of glass art that is made solely by recycling glass. This is the second year of this Award, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Drysdale. The Festival of Glass committee is very grateful to the Rotary Club for its generosity. The theme of this year's Award is "A Gift to the World", to coincide with International Rotary's theme for 2015 - 2016 - "Be a gift to the world".
Entries will be judged by the 2016 judging panel:- Mark Edwards (Wauthorong Glass), Mercedes Drummond (Glass Art Awards convenor) and a representative of the Rotary Club of Drysdale.
Bella Wein Glass Art Award ($500)
This Award will go to the piece of glass art that best interprets the identity of the Bellarine Peninsula. The Award celebrates the continuity between the past and the present - "Bella Wein" is the name given to the Peninsula by the area's original owners, the Wathaurong people.
This is a new award and is sponsored by the Clifton Springs and Curlewis Lions Club. The Festival of Glass committee is very grateful to the Lions for their generosity.
Entries will be judged by the 2016 judging panel:- Mark Edwards (Wauthorong Glass), Mercedes Drummond (Glass Art Awards convenor) and a representative of The Clifton Springs and Curlewis Lion Club.
Information, entry forms and conditions of entry for the 2016 Glass Art awards are on the Festival of Glass web site : www.festivalofglass.net.au