The nomination period for the 2021 Atlantic Canada Craft Awards for Excellence is now open. The Atlantic Canada Craft Awards for Excellence are the Craft Alliance’s principal form of recognition for leadership and excellence in a professional craftsperson’s life and for those who are strong supporters of the industry. These awards are traditionally given annually at a gala event in conjunction with the Craft East Buyers’ Expo. Given the uncertain circumstances surrounding large group gatherings in Atlantic Canada, this year’s awards will be presented during a digital ceremony.

Recipients of the Atlantic Canada Craft Awards for Excellence are craft and giftware producers from throughout Atlantic Canada who, by their professional example, personify outstanding standards within the industry. Through dedication and commitment, recipients are those who have achieved prominence in their community’s and creditability in the industry.

One Atlantic Canada Craft Award for Excellence is presented in each of the following categories:

  • Excellence in Product Design
  • Outstanding Exporter
  • Outstanding Retailer
  • Industry Leader/Supporter

The 2021 awards will consist of the 24th annual presentation of the ACCAE Awards. Nominations are to be submitted via PDF to; the nominations form can be found here:

Deadline to nominate: December 15, 2020