Welcome to American Craft Week!

American Craft Week Star Award Nominations

Like everything else in 2020, the Star Awards are going to be a little different this year. Below is a list of past awards we've given out. We're not sure we'll fill each of these awards this year and we know that many organizations celebrated ACW a little differently this year. We are opening up the opportunity to suggest a new award category.

Participants are welcome to nominate themselves. Please provide nominee's name and contact information and why you think they excelled in this category.






Each year American Craft Week recognizes exceptional creative work in its annual Artists’ Contest. The 2020 theme clearly resonated as this contest drew the largest number of submissions ever. We salute everyone who entered – you truly made our judging a very difficult process!


In evaluating the entries, The National ACW Committee looked for impressive craftsmanship and design excellence in the piece, quality photographs, and an artist’s statement that solidly related their work to the COVID19 theme. Congratulations to all the Winners! Your work amazed us, as did your generosity to so many charitable causes. You make the world more colorful, fun, thoughtful, interesting, and a much better place!



Please click on the logos below to learn more about our supporting organizations!

American Craft Week is a project of:







Special Thanks to our Gold Star Participants

Clayfolk, Jackson OR

Cynthia Bringle Pottery, Penland NC

Mountain Made, Asheville NC

Spruce Pine Potters Market, Burnsville NC

Tom Reardon & Kathleen Doyle, Asheville NC