The Balvenie Artisan Awards are open to anyone in the UK who uses a traditional skill to earn their living, for example, weaving and textile design, glass blowing and ceramics to working with wood, leather, metal, coopering, thatching, stone masonry and many others. The four categories are:
- Best Start-up Business based on a Traditional Craft or Skill – for those who have been in business for less than two years
- Artisan Mentor of the Year – for those passing on skills to a new generation.
- Artisan of the Year – open to anyone who uses a traditional craft or skill.
- Artisan Apprentice of the Year – for those learning a traditional skill or craft.
Awards range from £1500 -£4000 plus whiskies from the Balevenie!Closing date 30 May 2009.