The Premier’s Award for Excellence
The winner will have demonstrated excellence of national/international standard, as measured by the quality of the work, to be considered in the context of the exhibitor's overall presentation.
First Prize: $10,000
Sponsor: Department of Premier and Cabinet
Winner: Tarrant Guitars - Billy Tarrant
Second Prize: $2000
Sponsor: Dept of State Growth, Events Tasmania
Winner: Sloane Sculpture - Matthew Sloane
Highly commended: Mayben Jeweller - Shauna Mayben
Best Working Exhibit Award
Sponsors: Tasmanian Alkaloids and Deloraine & Districts Community Bank
Criteria: The awards are directed towards exhibitors who, as part of their display, engage their audiences for education and entertainment, in showing the raw materials and skills they use and through talking to, and interacting with, the public.
Winner: David R Herring Timber Products - David Herring
Stand Presentation Award
Sponsor: Deloraine and Districts Community Bank
Criteria: This award is for a well-designed display presented in an enticing format. Work of a high quality in any price range or medium will be presented in an informative and engaging way.
Winner: Map Journal - Susan Stevens
Highly Commended: Illumed by Catherine Hewitt - Catherine Hewitt
First Time Exhibitor Award
Prize: Certificate and $1,000
Sponsor: Rotary Club of Deloraine
Criteria: To acknowledge and encourage exhibitors who have never before exhibited at the TCF and who demonstrate innovation and quality in their work, and present it in a professional manner.
Winner: John Stewart Ceramics - John Stewart
Highly Commended: Country & Vintage Babes – Jodie Porter
Sponsored by: Brown Brothers Wines
Criteria: The exhibitor will be selling a product that is processed, and where possible, grown in Tasmania. The produce will be of high quality, with presentation, display and packaging all enticing to the senses.
Winner: Smoked Salt Tasmania - Miffy McTaggart
Highly Commended: Nan's Plum Puddings - Maree Turnbull