For 86 years, Our State has spotlighted the best creators, makers, designers, and chefs in North Carolina. This summer, Our State, in partnership with Mast General Store and Visit Winston-Salem, will celebrate the fourth annual Made in NC Awards.
The Made in NC Awards is a statewide awards program that supports local businesses, highlights craftspeople and entrepreneurs, and celebrates handmade products and creative ideas.
Our State, in partnership with Mast General Store and Visit Winston-Salem, will honor unique makers and business owners in the categories of Food, Drink, Style, Craft, and Home & Garden. All submissions will be judged upon quality, appearance, uniqueness, and authenticity.
Representing the 2019 panel of judges are: Morgan Benshoff, retail marketing specialist for the Our State Store; Lisa Cooper, president of Mast General Store; Richard Geiger, president of Visit Winston-Salem; Jon Carfagno, executive director of the Hickory Museum of Art; Whit Winslow, executive director of the North Carolina Wine & Grape Council; Huston Julian, chief operations officer of Alexander Julian, Inc.; Jim Noble, executive chef/owner of Noble Food and Pursuits; and Christina Spillars, store manager of Quintessentials, Inc.
The deadline to submit a product is August 14, 2019.
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.