The 2014/2015 Award Cycle is finished.
Applications for the 2015/2016 competition cycle will be accepted on:
May 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
The American Bamboo Society seeks applicants for awards totaling $1,400 for use of bamboo in artwork. Deadline July 15th, 2016.
2016 American Bamboo Society Arts & Crafts Competition
Award Information and Application Guidelines
May 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
General Information and Eligibility Requirements:
The American Bamboo Society seeks applicants for awards totaling $1,400. Possible award categories are “Celebrating bamboo’s personality”, “Bamboo as a design motif”, or “New and innovative work using bamboo.” Artists working in any art or craft may apply: crafts, fine art, design, literature, and performing arts.
Award recipients and award amounts will be determined by a review panel based on artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in bamboo. Each applicant will receive a digital copy of Bamboo, the ABS magazine for one year.
Who May Apply:
Anyone living in or outside of the U.S.
Crafts, Fine art, Design, Literature, and Performing Arts.
Examples of Non-Eligible Work:
Any project, proposal, or entry made as a class project or for class credit. Any industrially mass-produced item is also not eligible. Applicants who have won an award, cash or honorable mention in the last two years are not eligible.
When the award recipient participates in public activities with the funded work (performances, exhibitions, etc.) the recipient shall give credit to the American Bamboo Society with the following credit line: “This project is supported by the American Bamboo Society.”
By August 1st, 2015 award recipients are required to write a short statement describing how the award impacted her/his continued work efforts with bamboo. This report will include photo documentation. This statement will be read at the annual meeting of the American Bamboo Society in the fall of 2015 and published in the magazine, Bamboo, and on the ABS Web site.
Although not required recipients are asked to submit a small article for our monthly magazine, “Bamboo”, about their work.
Online Application Information:
A completed application consists of the following information & files:
Name, mailing address, phone number, website, and email address.
A two-page résumé:
This should pertain to any art or bamboo-related work done.
No more than a one-page description of the proposed project or the body of work the applicant wishes to extend. Be sure to describe how and why you chose bamboo.
Five to 15 JPEG photos approximately the size of 4” x 6” at 300 dpi. Images must be JPEG files with the .jpg extension. Please put a title on each file with your last name and the title of each piece. Do not send original artworks.
Performing Arts entries may send video or audio recordings.
Work information page:
Text descriptors for each image: Title, Year Completed, Medium, and Dimensions. Performance art entries information should include Title, Year Completed, and a short explanation of pieces.
A short bio:
1,000 words maximum. In the case of an award, this bio will be published.
(One page maximum) the purpose of the statement is to give the review panel a better understanding of your work, while they are viewing it. Your statement should be clear, concise and relate to the work samples you submit.
You may include any articles. These must relate to your bamboo/artwork.
Please submit your digital application to:
ABS Arts & Crafts Coordinator:
Paulina Hermansen email@example.com
If you need to submit a paper application please contact Paulina to get a physical address