NICHE Awards accepting applications online

Applications for the 2007 NICHE Awards are now available online at www.AmericanCraft.com. Artists, including those who design jewelry, can download an application at the NICHE Awards Web page. Useful information includes updated rules and guidelines, as well as information about the 2007 NICHE Awards ceremony, special display, and finalist notifications.

The NICHE Awards, sponsored by NICHE magazine, celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian craft. Entry deadline for professionals is Sept. 5; entry deadline for students is Sept. 29.

Categories include: Jewelry, Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood, Lighting, Clocks, Clothing, Decorative Fiber, Garden Art, Goblets, Judaica, Mixed Media, Narrative, Recycled, and Teapots.