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American Craft Week's Give Us 5 Contest

By October 3, 2013

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For 10 days every October, American Craft Week encourages crafters to show off their American crafts. One way to get the public excited about crafting is through American Craft Week's yearly craft contest that is currently open to anyone with an artistic vision.

This year American Craft Week is looking for crafts that will promote their 5th birthday. As a result, they are seeking submissions of the number five. Artists can create the number five out of the following materials: wood, glass, fiber, metal or clay. The American Craft Week rules state you can leave your number five plain, or you can decorate it for further flair.

Once you create your masterpiece, you must take a high-resolution digital photo of it and submit it to info@americancraftweek.com. In the email you need to mention how you created the number five. You must also include the following information about yourself: your name, address, and email address. This information is necessary in the event that you become a finalist. The deadline for submissions is October 1st, so hurry up and get started on your number five prize winning creation.

The public will get a chance to vote on all of the submissions via Facebook. The submissions with the highest number of votes will be considered the semi-finalists. The ACW Marketing Committee will choose the winner from the list of semi-finalists.

American Craft Week will award the winner with $500. The lucky winner will also see his creation displayed in American Craft Week's promotional materials for its 5th birthday celebration, which will take place in 2014.

I am really excited to see how creative America is. I know I have a swarm of ideas for this contest swirling around in my head. If you entered, how would you create the number five?


October 30, 2013 at 10:04 am
(1) Becky says:

The deadline is October 1, 2013 and this newletters is dated October 3, 2013-a little hard to submitt something when you are notified after the deadline!

November 6, 2013 at 10:22 am
(2) Marion Esposito says:

So is this going on still? I’d love to participate but it looks like the deadline has passed?

November 6, 2013 at 10:32 am
(3) Sharon Cullop says:

I agree, that I would have loved to participated in this, but I did not get the chance too. Please post earlier next time. What an opportunity.

November 8, 2013 at 11:24 am
(4) Alicia Bodine says:

Hi Everyone,

I am the new Family Crafts Guide. This blog post was written during my trial period. About.com is switching over to a new system, and because of that they didn’t post it in time.

Sorry that you had to miss the contest. The blogs should all be up-to-date from now on.

Best Wishes,

November 13, 2013 at 10:20 am
(5) Doris says:

Good luck Alicia! I’m looking forward to your crafts!

November 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm
(6) familycrafts says:

Thank You Doris!

That was my grandmother’s name. So pretty!


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