Jurying Process

Jurying is optional for all entries into the Fashion Show or any of the galleries.  You’ll indicate on your entry form whether you would like your work to be included in the judging.  For this conference, we’ll be adhering to the standard CNCH jurying process described below. 

 

The purpose of judging by jury is to enhance the quality of the work being done by the individuals and groups and to provide exhibitors with an evaluation by impartial experts that might otherwise be unavailable within guilds. Items submitted to be judged for awards shall have been designed and created by the exhibitors. Only work not previously shown at a Conference may be submitted for judging. All entrants must be members of CNCH, Inc. or registered for the Conference.

The Standing Rules of CNCH, Inc. stipulate the following criteria for a judge’s scoring for awards:

– Craftsmanship (including technique)

– Aesthetic use of color

– Design

– Suitable use of material

– Creative expression

A work submitted for judging shall be scored for each of the above criteria.

Ribbons are then awarded according to a point range determined by the jury. Blue ribbons are awarded for “Outstanding” individual work as indicated by the highest judging totals. White ribbons are awarded to “Meritorious” individual work as indicated by the next highest point range. Other ribbons or awards may be awarded at the discretion of the Gallery Chairs.

 

In other words, the piece is judged against itself, not against other pieces, and multiple Outstanding and Meritorious ribbons may be awarded. So, don’t be intimidated by more experienced weavers: just weave your best and enter it proudly!