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The Award Process

The Award is granted on a two-year basis and consists of the following three stages.  For submission and evaluation dates in your country, please consult the 2010 Award Schedule.

• Submission

Producers of handicraft products and product lines from participating countries are invited and encouraged to submit their highest quality items for consideration. Please refer to the attached calendar for relevant dates in your region.  

• Evaluation

The evaluation takes place in September each second year. Products that meet the programme standards receive the “Award of Excellence for Handicrafts.”  

• Awarding

Products that have obtained the 'Award of Excellence' will be announced on 15 October. The form and number of certificates awarded is at the discretion of the evaluation panel designated by UNESCO, which asses each submission, and may vary from year to year. 


Award application forms are now available.

Please click HERE to download.