Showcase 2022 Award Winners
And the Winners are:
Overall Best Product Award was won by Molloy & Sons (pictured above is Ciaran Molloy from Molloy & Sons). Photo: Leon Farrell, Photocall Ireland.
Best Product Category Winners:
Showcase Best Product – FASHION: Irish Linen Shirt Co.
Showcase Best Product – HOME: Cushendale
Showcase Best Product – GIFT: Snugíbabóg Knitwear
Showcase Best Product – JEWELLERY: Lynsey De Burca
Other Showcase Award Winners:
Design & Crafts Council Ireland Award – Úna Burke
Local Enterprise Showcase Award – Tidings
Sustainability Award – Badly Made Books
Una Burke - winner of the DCCI Award at Showcase 2022 demonstrating her skills at the Maker's Area at Dublin's RDS. Photo: Leon Farrell, Photocall Ireland.
Exhibitors selected for the Showcase Best Product Awards 2022 were chosen by judges Brian McGee, DCCI; Mary Palmer, Chair of Showcase© and Lisa Cunningham, LEO. The judges nominated the ‘Best Product’ in each of their categories and each category produced a Best Product Award and Highly Commended awards. The overall Best Product Award at Showcase 2022 was chosen by the Showcase judging panel.
The Overall Winner of the Showcase Best Product Award was Molloy & Sons.
FASHION: The Showcase Fashion Category award winner was Irish Linen Shirt Co. from Kilkenny. Highly commended in this category were Clare O’Connor from Meath, Lou Brennan from Mayo and Aran Woollen Mills from Mayo.
Badly Made Books - winner of the inaugural Sustainabiliy Award at Showcase 2022. Photo: Leon Farrell, Photocall Ireland.
A new award category this year is the Sustainability Award which promotes innovative and sustainable development in craft. The overall winner for this award was Badly Made Books from Cork. Nunaia from Tipperary and Kopper Kreation from Dublin were highly commended in this category.
Other Category Winners:
DESIGN & CRAFTS COUNCIL IRELAND AWARD: The winner of the Design & Crafts Council award was Úna Burke from Roscommon. Highly commended were Irish Handmade Glass Company from Waterford and Anita Reynolds Art from Meath.
Tidings - the winner of the LEO Award at Showcase 2022. Image by Leon Farrell. Photo: Leon Farrell, Photocall Ireland.
LOCAL ENTERPRISE SHOWCASE AWARD: The Local Enterprise Offices selected Tidings from Louth as the winner of the Local Enterprise Showcase Award. Highly commended were David Oliver Bespoke from Kilkenny, King's Forge Glass from Monaghan and The Designer of Things from Cork.