Professional Craft Bloggers to Award CHA 2011 Best in Show
Crafterminds.com and Craft Bloggers name “Crafties Awards” finalists in 2011 Craft and Hobby Association Winter Trade Show
Special Emphasis on Social Media Relations
(Portland, OR, Los Angeles, CA — February 15, 2011) — Leading professional craft bloggers and craft blog networking website Crafterminds.com today announced the finalist in their 2011 Professional Craft Bloggers Awards (“The Craftie Awards”) to the Craft and Hobby Association (“CHA”) for its Winter Trade Show, which was held in January.
Professional craft bloggers will vote for finalists in each of eleven categories including Best Blogger Outreach, Best-Looking Booth, Friendliest Staff, Best Tweets, Best Swag, Most Exciting New Product, Most Buzzworthy Product Overall, Most Inspiring Designer, Best Product Demo, Best Make and Take, and Best in Show. Awards will be announced and presented on February 28.
“We want to share the excitement of the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show with the blogosphere. CHA’s Winter Show is the Superbowl of the craft world, and we want to share the best of the show with our readers,” said Heather Mann, Co-Founder of Crafterminds.com. “At the same time, we want to show the manufacturer members of CHA the power of social media, and how much craft bloggers can do to promote them.”
Finalists for the awards are:
Best Blogger Outreach: Plaid and iLoveToCreate, Charity Wings
Best Tweets: iLoveToCreate, Plaid, Panstoria, Charity Wings and American Crafts
Best Looking Booth: Charity Wings, GCD Studios, Graphic 45, iLovetoCreate, Die Cuts With a View, Plaid
Friendliest Staff: Charity Wings, iLovetoCreate, Plaid, ProvoCraft
Best Swag: ICE Resin, iLoveToCreate, Provo Craft, We R Memory Keepers, Westcott
Most Exciting New Product: Smash by EK Success, Silhouette Fabric Interfacing, ICE Resin, Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Most Buzzworthy Product: Cricut Expression 2, Hot Glue Gun Helpers, ICE Resin, Smash Books by EK Success
Most Inspiring Designer: Donna Downey, Kathy Cano-Murillo, Mark Montano, Tim Holtz
Best Product Demo: Ranger, Scrap Perfect, Tim Holtz at Sizzix, Cathie & Steve’s Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Best Make & Take: DecoArt, Jilibean Soup, iLoveToCreate
Best in Show – Most Outstanding Product: Crate Paper, ICE Resin, Tim Holtz Dies for Sizzix
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