The two-day competition for the Grand Prix of the Festival is an opportunity for basket makers from around the world not only to submit their work to the assessment of an international jury, but above all to learn about design trends, techniques and materials used in other geographical latitudes. The exchange of experiences is conducive to discovering completely new areas of craftsmanship, known to mankind for several thousand years. In this way, unique works of material culture are created, which can be safely called the cultural heritage of mankind. Despite the changes taking place in other branches of the economy, man is invariably the most important in weaving, and the work of his hands is irreplaceable.
The competition consists of two parts: works performed live and sent-in works, and the participants enter the competition individually or in teams of two.
The works performed live will be assessed by the international jury in five categories: traditional basket, haberdashery, traditional garden form, abstract decorative form, decorative and utility form made of “paper wicker”, while sent-in works will be assessed in two categories: utility form and decorative form.
The culmination of the competition will traditionally be a Grand Gala during which the results of the competition and awards will be officially announced in the light of cameras and flashes. The presence of many distinguished guests, an interesting course and a friendly atmosphere will make it an unforgettable event.
It is worth being with us to feel the emotions accompanying healthy, creative competition and meet weavers from all over the world at work!