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The Borneo International Beads Award (BIBA)

This Borneo International Beads Award (BIBA) encourages creativity and original design in the field of bead-making, bead-working and bead-stringing. It is organized by Crafthub Sdn Bhd, supported by the World Crafts Council (WCC and WCCAPR).

The purpose of BIBA is to uplift the status of the bead-working and bead-making artisans and artists everywhere.

The winners will be announced at BIBCo 2013.

Eligibility

Any Craftsperson or artisan is eligible to participate in this Competition. There is no restriction as to residence or nationality.

Categories

The Borneo International Beads Award competition is run in three main categories:

  • Bead–work (‘seed beads’)   –   personal adornment, traditional artefacts
  • Bead stringing – necklace, bracelet etc   –   personal adornment
  • Bead–making  –   glass, ceramic or other material

Prizes

    • 1st Prize — Award Trophy, a Certificate and USD 1000, one award for each category
    • 2nd Prize — Award Trophy, a Certificate and USD 500, one award for each category
    • 3rd Prize — Award Trophy, a Certificate and USD 300, one award for each category
  • Honourable Mentions in each category — Certificates of Merit

Time Frame

Images of the projected or part-finished entry must be submitted for pre-selection before the 30th July 2013 (crafthub@gmail.com)

The completed artifact is presented for judging by 30th September 2013. Entrants who are also participating in BIBCo may submit their artifact on arrival, 10th October, by special arrangement, please notify us at crafthub@gmail.com)