Entries for the frankie Good Stuff awards are open until January 15, and we’d love to tell you all about them in the hope of getting the word out to the wider creative community.
Good Stuff is a program created with the aim of giving artists, crafters, designers, photographers, entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and socially minded types a hearty pat on the back. Check out what our editor-in-chief Jo Walker and frankie editor Sophie Kalagas have to say about it right here.
A little bit extra about our categories and judges
Art & Illustration
Our art and illustration award recognises a top-notch piece of art created with any medium. It could be a drawing, painting, sculpture, print, collage, or something entirely different! Judging will consider factors like originality, composition, technique and the overall aesthetic.
Judged by: JEREMY WORTSMAN
Our community award recognises a social enterprise or not-for-profit addressing social, environmental or community issues. Trade may be used to fulfil your mission (via membership, sponsorship or sales of products/services), but the overall benefit must be to the greater good. Judging will consider factors like overall vision, strategic direction, positive impact, sustainability and originality.
Judged by: GRACE MCQUILTEN
Our craft award recognises an excellent handmade item or project, constructed from any tangible medium. This may include paper craft, embroidery, woodwork, knitting, jewellery-making, pottery, or anything else along those crafty lines. The project will be judged on creativity, visual appeal, use of materials and a unique and personal approach to craft.
Judged by: PIP LINCOLNE
Our design award recognises an impressive piece of digital design, including websites, branding, packaging, products, stationery or other digital graphics. Judging will consider factors like innovation, composition, quality, functionality and visual appeal.
Judged by: BECI ORPIN
Our fashion award recognises independent, emerging fashion designers whose work makes us gasp with glee. For the purpose of entering Good Stuff, a ‘project’ may include a single garment or clothing range. Judging will consider factors like craftsmanship, attention to detail, functionality, and new uses of colour, shapes and patterns.
Judged by: JENNY KEE
Our music award recognises unsigned artists making ear-pleasing tunes, either as part of a band, duo, or riding solo. Any genre goes – the only condition is that you don’t yet have a contract with a record label. Judging will consider originality, musical skill and how much it makes us want to kick up our heels/sway in quiet contemplation.
Judged by: MYF WARHURST
Our photography award recognises an utterly eye-catching snap, either personal, creative or part of a commercial campaign. Some slight editing is allowed, as long as the original photo isn’t altered more than 25 per cent. The shot will be judged on originality, composition, technical camera skills and the ability to communicate meaning or a new take on the world.
Judged by: LUISA BRIMBLE
Our small business award recognises an innovative, independent business idea that challenges the norm. This may include food and drink ventures, retail stores, service providers and more. Judging will take into account originality, user experience, business strategy, understanding of market needs and likelihood of success.
Judged by: TESS MCCABE
Writing and Podcasts
Our writing and podcasts award recognises an original piece of writing or recorded podcast that makes us sit up and pay attention. Entries can be fiction or non-fiction and cover any theme – however, writers must not have a current book deal. The project will be judged on factors like creativity, understanding of audience, editorial proficiency and ability to communicate effectively.
Judged by: BENJAMIN LAW
Our video award recognises an exciting short film, video clip or animation, either personal, creative or part of a commercial campaign. Judging will consider factors like originality, composition, technical skill and visual appeal, as well as the ability to communicate meaning or a new take on the world.
Judged by: MARC FENNELL