This session is very exciting and comprises a whole host, of activities and hobbies that are related to making things with one’s hands and skill.  There are such a lot of varieties

IMPORTANT:  Although this session is OPEN, we invite High School learners and Adults to participate in this session.  It is a perfect opportunity to earn extra cash.  

I.   Crafts involving textiles, banner-making, canvas work, crocheting, embroidery, knitting, felting, macramé, sewing, shoe-making, tapestry etc.

II.  Crafts involving wood, metal and clay for example; cabinet making, jewellery, carpentry, pottery, sculpture, wood burning, woodworking, fretwork etc. 

III. Craft involving paper or canvas for example; bookbinding, collage, decoupage, Origami, paper model, scrapbooking, rubber stamping etc.

IV. Crafts involving plants for example; basking wearing, floral design, Cora Dolly Making, Straw Marquetry etc.

 Finally, other examples include:  beadwork, doll making, etching, egg making, glassblowing, lapidary, mosaics, toy making etc. 

V.  Crafts involving cement:  Pots, garden water fountains, ornaments etc. 

  • Candidates are allowed to enter a maximum of ten (10) crafts.  A diploma will be given to each work within the confines of the grading system.
  • Candidates are reminded to complete an entry form for each item and must accompany the appropriate fee.
  • Crafts should be clearly marked with the name of the candidate, grade, age, school and address.

Crafts shall be on display in a special venue or marque tent where the public will be able to peruse through all the artwork.  Candidates are also reminded that they are able to make an income from these crafts.  If you are willing to sell your crafts, please indicate it on the entry form.  Decide on a selling price and write it in the appropriate field on the entry form.  Consult with your teacher and parents.  If sold, the money will be given to you immediately in cash.

Q1.  Ceramics:

All original clay work, either functional or decorative, made by shaping and then firing, is entered in this category. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, the artist must sign each piece.

Q2  Digital art:

Original work using computer technology to craft or manipulate images. (Traditional photographs taken through a digital medium should apply in the photography category).

Q3  Drawing:

This category includes drawings made with pencil, crayon, ink, charcoal, and a variety of other marking media. Bases can be paper, plaster, canvas, wood or basically anything that accepts the medium applied from the point of the stick

Q4  Fibre (Textile):

All work crafted from fibres such as basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, or tapestry is included in this category. No machine-tooling, machine-screened patterns or miscellaneous forms of mass production are permitted.

Q5  Furniture:

Unique, original, handcrafted items, either functional or decorative.

Q6  Glass:

 Glass work; functional or decorative; kiln-formed or created by glass-blowing, molding or casting. Work may be etched or engraved.

Q7  Jewelry (This includes bead work)

All jewellery, regardless of materials, must be entered in the Jewellery category.

Q8  Metal:

Decorative, functional, or sculptural metal artwork created by forging, twisting, or fabricating of various metals.

Q9  Mixed media:

Included in this category would be a two or three-dimensional piece that incorporates more than one type of physical material in the same piece, including (but not limited to) paint, pencil, watercolour, photographs, prints, or found objects. This does not include multiple pieces from different media categories.

Q10  Pastels:

This category includes work using dry or oil pastels.

Q11  Printmaking:

Hand pulled original works from a brick, plate, stone or other objects are acceptable. Prints must be properly signed and numbered. Reproductions are allowed but must be marked as such.

Q12  Sculpture:

Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.  Candidates have complete freedom of materials and processes. 

Q13  Collage

It is a visual arts technique where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms.  It may include magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint, bits of coloured or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas.