Wednesday, February 04, 2009

CHA Winter 09 AWARDS...


  1. 2009 INNOVATIONS SHOWCASE WINNERS
    The Innovations Showcase brought together the newest ideas and most innovative products from exhibiting companies. Retailers, CHA members, CHA consultants and members of the press attending the show voted and selected the best products of the Show, as well as the "Overall Best Innovation." Winners were:

    ART MATERIALS & FRAMING – Golden Artist Color, Inc - Fluid Color Travel Interference Acrylics
    FABRIC/QUILTING/NEEDLECRAFT – AccuQuilt - GO!™ Fabric Cutter
    GENERAL CRAFTS – Duncan Enterprises - the Tulip Create-A-Color Custom Dye Kit
    SCRAPBOOKING & PAPER CRAFTS – Crafter's Companion - Ultimate Crafter's Companion Master (GB's own!!)
    NEW EXHIBITORS – Spiral Eye Needles - Spiral Eye Side Threading Needles
    OVERALL BEST INNOVATION – Duncan Enterprises - Tulip Create-A-Color Custom Dye Kit
  2. EXHIBITING WITH EXCELLENCE
    The CHA Exhibiting with Excellence Awards were presented to companies whose dynamic displays, merchandising techniques and inviting staff enhance the overall atmosphere of the show floor. Voted on by members of the press, consultants, and CHA staff, the judging criteria included use of floor space, visual appeal of exhibitor booths, and overall presence and friendliness of staff. One winner was chosen in each of the following Show sections:

    ART MATERIALS & FRAMING – Dennis Daniels
    FABRIC/QUILTING/NEEDLECRAFT – AccuQuilt
    GENERAL CRAFTS – Alumilite
    SCRAPBOOKING & PAPER CRAFTS – Glitz Design

  3. PRESS KIT AWARD COMPETITION WINNERS
    Several exhibiting manufacturers vied for top place in the Golden Press Kit competition, which awards the design/content, creativity and thoroughness of each company's press kit. CHA Designer members also had a chance to display their press kit innovations as part of the Designer Press Kit competition. Members of the press selected the following winners:

    GOLDEN PRESS KIT – Ellison (*the most generous and included in my giveaway!)
    SILVER PRESS KIT – Chatterbox
    BRONZE PRESS KIT – When Creativity Knocks
    DESIGNER PRESS KIT AWARD WINNER –Sarah-n-Dipitous Designs LLC
  4. CHA GREEN PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARDS
    GREEN PRODUCT OF THE YEAR – ClearBags
    FIRST RUNNER UP – Caron Simply Soft Eco Yarn
    HONORABLE MENTION – Strathmore Charcoal Papers

3 comments:

weewiccababe said...

just googled the Strathmore Papers as it sounds Scottish - its not but I found this out
The history of Strathmore Paper Company began on St. Patrick's Day in 1892 when its founder, Horace Moses, opened the Mittineague paper mill in West Springfield, MA. Soon after opening the first mill, Mr. Moses visited the Valley of Strathmore in Scotland. The thistle was in full bloom and the beauty of the site impressed Horace Moses so much that he started using the name and the thistle as a symbol of high quality art and printing papers.

Bex said...

Good to see us Brits in there with Crafters Companion!
Thanks for sharing
Bex

Ali M said...

Good to see 'we' won something ..!!

Ali