As well as commemorating key brands and personalities, the International Craft Awards recognises and celebrates the smaller independent stores across the UK. The awards provide a channel for readers, and indeed the crafting community, to voice their preferences and communicate this to all the people who work so hard to provide them with their creative experiences.
I'm delighted by the record response we had in the 2017 International Craft Awards with over 26,000 votes. Thank you to everyone who helped to make last year such a record-breaking success.
Presentation of the awards to the winners took place in February at the Craft, Hobby & Stitch International, NEC Birmingham. Winners had the opportunity to network, meet the teams behind the UK's best-selling craft magazines and get their photograph taken.Check out the latest winners! 2017 winners
Inside the July issue of Crafts Beautiful (on sale 24th May 2018), readers were provided with information on how to submit their chosen nominees for each category.
Once readers had submitted their nominations, the chosen nominees were notified. The shortlist is now available in the Christmas Special issue, ready for the voting stage.
After the votes have been counted, the final list of winners and highly commended will be revealed in the following year. You will be notified and invited to attend the presentation ceremony.