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Friday, August 26, 2022


Now in its sixth year, the National Craft Awards, sponsored by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture and organised by Art Aid Africa, aim to recognise excellence in South Africa’s vibrant and diverse craft sector.

Entries for these awards are now open for the various categories, and close at midnight on Friday, October 28, 2022. South Africa’s talented artisans will compete for 16 cash prizes in the four craft genres of corporate gifts, souvenirs, crafts made from recycled materials, and one-of-a-kind/signature pieces.

Entry is free. Entrants can simply submit a good-quality photo of their craft items, along with their details (name, town and province in which you live, and your contact information), and text or WhatsApp it to 071 621 3597, or email it to

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