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|Seminar 2018: Special Awards|
The SAMPLER AWARD may be given to an entry that is a collection of patterns, stitches, and techniques put together in a convenient reference form on a readily counted ground. The award may be given for an entry in any category, including historical reproductions and class projects, that meets the stated criteria.
The CREATIVE INSPIRATION AWARD may be given for a piece in the Original or Adaption category that the judges decide is best in creative design and its elements, which includes the use of color. An Artist’s Statement must accompany the entry.
The WEARABLE ART AWARD may be given to any entry, in a judged category that demonstrates the most creative wearable canvas embroidery, excluding name tags.
The SMALL MASTERPIECE AWARD may be given to any entry (piece or set), in any judged category, with the length plus width of the stitched area of a two-dimensional piece being less than or equal to ten (10) inches, or the length plus the width plus the depth of the stitched area of a three-dimensional piece being less than or equal to fifteen (15) inches. If an entry consists of multiple pieces, they shall be judged for this award if each piece in the set fits the criteria of a Small Masterpiece.
The SILK AND METAL AWARD may be given to any entry in a judged category that is worked entirely in silk and metallic and/or metal threads, which the judges decide is the best use of these threads.
The FOUNDERS AWARD may be given to any entry in the Class Project category that demonstrates the student’s development of the project, including presenting the finished stitched piece in a different format or doing multiples of the same project.
PRESIDENT’S CHOICE AWARD may be given to any entry that represents “from capital expedition, to stars and stripes”. Do you remember the 2001 Seminar in Washington DC? Now we are back in 2018 for Stars, Stripes and Stitches. Let your mind flow with memories of old and the possibilities of new. Think how your stitching has changed in 17 years. Are you a little more daring, more free-form, not bothered with the rules. Combine your love of the past with your freedom of the present. You’re in DC, use your power, and show us what you’ve got.
The FIRST-TIME EXHIBITOR AWARD may be given to an entry in any judged category that is stitched by a first-time exhibitor. A first-time exhibitor is defined as a person entering the Exhibit for the very first time. Anyone who has entered anything in a non-judged or judged category, whether non-professional or professional, in a past Exhibit is excluded. Also excluded are teaching pieces for past or future seminars, and distance learning and certification programs.
The NINA M. GOERRES CHRISTMAS THEME AWARD may be given to an entry in any judged category that the judges decide best expresses Christmas as a theme. The special ribbon center for this award is stitched by the award donors.
The HILTON STITCH AWARD may be given to an entry that demonstrates the most effective use of Hilton-type stitches. An entry in any category may qualify for this ribbon.
The STATE AWARD may be given to an entry in any judged category of the Exhibit that is entered by a person from the District of Columbia, this year’s Seminar locale. Traditionally, this award is chosen by a representative of the state in which the Seminar is being held.
The BETH ROBERTSON CANVAS EMBELLISHMENT AWARD may be given to the entry in the Painted Design Without Stitch Guide category that the judges decide exemplifies the best use of the stitches, threads, and colors to enhance a painted or stamped canvas.