FAQs - LOEWE Craft Prize 2018

What are the requirements for participation in this prize?
Please read the Rules of Entry of the LOEWE Craft Prize to learn about all the requirements necessary for participation.
Is the LOEWE Craft Prize an international award?
Yes, all nationalities are welcome.
I am under 18 years. Can I participate providing I have authorisation from my parents?
No, you must be over 18 years old to participate when you submit your entry.
Who do you consider a professional artisan?
You should be dedicated to crafts as a profession, and participate actively in exhibitions, galleries, fairs, etc. You do not necessarily need to make a living out of it.
I am a student, can I participate?
You can participate only if you are over 18 and if you can demonstrate in your biographical background that you are dedicated to crafts as a profession; that is, that you actively participate in exhibitions, galleries, fairs, etc.
Can I submit more than one work?
No, each participant can submit only one entry, consisting of a single work or a series, whether it be as an individual or as part of a group.
My work does not fall in any of the categories of applied arts listed in the Rules of Entry. Can I participate?
Yes, if you comply with all other requirements in the Rules of Entry, you can submit your work.
I produce beautiful traditional crafts from my country. Can I participate?
We really appreciate and value traditional crafts. However, this prize is aimed at modern craft. The work presented must be innovative and updated traditional craft. Also, it must have an artistic vision, to make it relevant today.
I've used my work to participate in a different contest, but did not win a prize. Can I submit this work to this prize?
Yes, as long as it has not won any previous awards and it meets all other requirements of the LOEWE Craft Prize Rules of Entry. Works presented in previous calls of this competition will not be admitted.
Can I present the work simultaneously to another prize?
No, it is not possible to present the same work simultaneously to another prize.
Can I participate with a work that has been previously exhibited?
Yes, it may have been previously exhibited in galleries, institutions, etc., but it cannot have won an award.
Can I participate with a work that has been created more than 5 years ago?
No, it must be a recent creation, from the last 5 years..
My work has some industrial components, can I participate?
Yes, the work must be handmade or partly handmade by the participant. It may have some industrial components.
I have created and designed the craft work I want to present, but I have not actually made it myself. I subcontracted the making process. Can I participate?
No, you must also be the maker of the work presented.
We are 2 makers and together we have created a small company. Can we participate?
Yes, you can, but as a group of 2 makers, not as a company. This prize recognises individuals, not companies of any kind.
We are 2 makers and as a group we are going to present a work. We are from Finland and Norway. We live and work in London. Which country should we fill out in the form as the country of entry?
We recommend you fill out the country you wish to represent or which you think your work represents best, because of your nationality or your country of residency.
What is the artistic name of the maker or group?
It is the name with which you first want to be referred to in this prize. If you are an individual maker, your name and artistic name might or might not be the same. If you present the work as a group, your artistic name might be all your individual names or perhaps you have an artistic name as a group.
If we participate as a group, who would receive the prize money?
Unless otherwise specified by the spokesperson of the group, the amount would be divided between the number of makers in the group and transferred to each maker.
When and how will the winners be notified?
The LOEWE FOUNDATION will get in touch with all the Finalists using the telephone number and/or email provided in the entry form after the Experts Panel selects the shortlist in January 2018. The winner will be contacted the same way after the Jury reaches their decision in May 2018. All Finalists may be required to be present in the deliberation event in which the winner will be announced.
When and how will the winners be notified?
The LOEWE FOUNDATION will get in touch with all the Finalists using the telephone number and/or email provided in the entry form after the Experts Panel selects the shortlist in February 2017, and the winner will be contacted after the Jury reaches their decision in April 2017.
Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee.
Can I email my presentation directly to the contact address?
No, entries can only be submitted through the www.loewecraftprize.com webpage from 15 June 2017 to 17 October 2017 inclusive. Submissions sent via email will be ignored and destroyed.
Can I fill in the information of the registration form in another language?
No, all information can only be submitted in English.
Do you have to fill the information all at once?
No, you don’t have to fill it all at once. The information is automatically saved as you type. You can add and modify as many times as you need before submitting your work. But please remember than once you submit your entry you can no longer make changes.
I have submitted my work through www.loewecraftprize.com, and now I need to change some information in on it. What do I do?
You can make as many changes as you need before submitting your entry. However, we are sorry to tell you that once you have submitted your work you can no longer make changes.
I have submitted my work through www.loewecraftprize.com, and I no longer wish to participate. What do I do?
You can delete your account through the website.
I am having trouble uploading my work.
Make sure each photo meets the following requirements: jpg or png format, minimum size 800 x 600 px, minimum resolution 200 dpi, and maximum weight 2 Mb. The video linked must have a maximum duration of 1 minute.
I need to change the email address with which I have signed in. What do I do?
To do this, you must contact craftprize@loewe.es. All other information you can change yourself through the website.
I still have another question.
If none of the above answers your question, please contact us through craftprize@loewe.es