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CRAFT INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED


Do you know someone in the craft and hobby industry that should be recognized for the great things they’ve done for the community, industry or humanity? Nominate them for any of the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) Industry Awards listed below.

•     Meritorious Award of Honor – Service to CHA
The Meritorious Award of Honor is the highest award of recognition that CHA can bestow upon an individual member, past or present. This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to CHA.

•    Industry Achievement Award – Contribution to Craft and Hobby Industry
The Industry Achievement Award is for a CHA member (individual, group and/or company) that has made a significant contribution to the growth and vitality of the craft and hobby industry as a whole.

•    Special Recognition Award(s) – Good Deeds
The Special Recognition Award is presented to a person, group and/or company for their extraordinary contribution in an activity that showcases the craft and hobby industry in a positive way. Award recipient(s) need not be a member(s) of the Association. Industry Award Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.craftandhobbby.org/awards. Complete the form and return it by fax or email to Lidia Diaz at (201) 835-1267 or ldiaz@craftandhobby.org.  The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2014.

The Awards Committee, composed of CHA Board members and member volunteers, will review all applications, which will be presented at the CHA 2015 Conference & Trade Show (CHA MEGA Show) in Anaheim, CA., January 9-13, 2015.

"This industry touches people's lives every day, helping them to discover their own unique creativity and to leave their own imprint on the world. There are heroic people within our industry who innovate, educate, and open up this world of creativity to others -- making a tremendous impact within the industry and in people's lives -- all without the need for personal recognition. The Industry Awards provide the opportunity to recognize individuals who have made a tremendous contribution to the creative industry, and a platform to showcase their efforts. Please complete the nomination application and give us the opportunity to honor these well-deserving individuals!" said Jessica Goursolas, CHA Awards Committee Chair.