So, The Mohawk Show’s call for entries opened April 15 — but if you are anything like me, back in April you were frantically trying to get a handle on all your summer work to get ready for when school let out. Only now, in September, are you finally feeling as though you are back in business — which means it’s time to revisit this most exciting upcoming event!

The Mohawk Show is driven by a simple idea: Great work deserves to be celebrated and rewarded. The Mohawk Show invites designers to submit projects for review by a panel of six judges from differing design disciplines. Mohawk’s goal is to help great makers keep on making with seven unique “Maker Grant” awards, which recognize great work with the opportunity to make more.

Here’s the not-so-fine-print:

The Call for Entries extends through January 15, 2020. These must be printed projects created entirely on any combination of Mohawk’s range of fine papers or Mohawk’s Specialty Digital Materials.

A team of esteemed judges will review submissions according to a Curation Criteria focused on the following considerations: Object Quality, Material Quality, Paper as the Fifth Color, Pairing Texture, Beauty and Paper + Process.

The highest scoring submissions will be rewarded with one of seven Maker Grants that facilitate the creation of even more outstanding work no matter your industry role — freelance graphic designer, illustrator, in-house and agency creative.

One very talented individual will receive the The Best in Show Maker Grant: The first ever Crane Print Residency at Crane in North Adams, Massachusetts. The week-long residency will be spent in the Berkshires, surrounded not just by natural beauty but a team of craftspeople at Crane dedicated to bringing the winner’s passion project to printed life.

Additionally, each of the six judges will select one entry to be recognized with a Judge’s Choice Maker Grant. These six grants will fully fund the winners’ passion project in collaboration with a carefully selected group of print partners.

Enter here, and follow @mohawkpaper on Instagram and Twitter to stay in the loop!

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