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2021 Lois Moran Award for Craft Writing | $3000 Juried Award

Deadline for nominations and submissions: June 30, 2021

The longest-serving editor of American Craft magazine and a monumental figure in the history of the American Craft Council, Lois Moran was a tireless proponent of the field of American craft. She had a mission to elevate the importance of craft for a broad audience. The ACC is now seeking nominations for an award in her name recognizing the work of writers committed to moving the craft conversation forward.

The jurors for this award, which will be given in Fall 2021, are Glenn Adamson, Indira Allegra, and Rachael Arauz.


  • The award will be given for a thoughtfully-written and dynamic individual article or essay on some aspect of American craft.
  • Entries should be no more than 5,000 words.
  • Please submit work in English only.
  • Eligible articles and essays must have been previously published on a public platform (print or digital) between January 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.
  • Entries may have first appeared in craft publications, general interest magazines, newspapers, online publications, blogs, as stand-alone essays in books, etc.
  • Full-length books and academic papers are not eligible, nor are articles that have appeared in American Craft or on the ACC website (
  • Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2021.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • International applicants are welcome as long as the writing addresses American craft.

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