CATEGORIES & DIVISION AWARDS
Class 1: Painting, Drawing, Graphics & Photography
Class 2: Sculpture
Class 3: Beadwork/Quillwork
Class 4: Basketry
Class 5: Pottery
Class 6: Textiles
Class 7: Jewelry
Class 8: Diverse Art Forms
Best of Show – $6,000
Best of Class – $2,000
Best of Division – $1,250
2nd Place – $1,000
3rd Place – $750
Judges' Choice – $500
Innovator Award – $1,250 – A piece that looks to the future for Native American art, not just what it is now, but what it can be. Must fit the criteria for any division. This piece will be selected from any art entered into the competition and awarded at the judges’ discretion.
Culture Keeper – $1,250 – A piece that revives a tradition thought to have been lost. This piece will be selected from any art entered into the competition and awarded at the judges’ discretion.
The Anna Mitchell Excellence in Southeastern Pottery Award – $400 – This award will be given in honor of Anna Mitchell, a Cherokee National Treasure who often is given credit for reviving and restoring the lost knowledge of making Cherokee pottery. This award will be granted to recognize excellence in southeastern Native American Pottery and will be presented by Cherokee National Treasures Victoria Mitchell Vazquez and Jane Osti. This piece will be selected from any southeastern pottery entered and awarded at the judges’ discretion.
Jesse Hummingbird Legacy Award – $500 – This award honors Cherokee National Treasure Jesse Hummingbird who was designated as a National Treasure in 2017 for painting. It is given to the artist that best exemplifies contemporary style painting or drawing using oil, acrylic, prisma color on paper or canvas.
Native American Art Magazine Editor's Award - The award winner will receive a full-page advertisement in an upcoming issue of Native American Art Magazine.
Native American Art Magazine - Award of Excellence - The Best of Show winner will also receive this award, which includes a full-page editorial in an upcoming issue of Native American Art Magazine.