Australian Knifemakers Guild Scholarships and GIVEAWAY!
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With Covid restrictions still in place across Australia and many people making knives at home, and the Australian Knifemakers Guild being hamstrung by the inability to run their fantastic knifemaking events, Gameco Artisan Supplies are offering the following to anyone who wishes to join the guild, upgrade their membership, or to guild members that give their time to help on Social Media.
The Australian Knifemakers Guild as it is the peak industry body for Australian Knifemakers and one of the not for profit associations within The Australian Knifemaking Industry. Gameco would like to acknowledge the work that the Guild does in promoting and developing the skills of knifemakers.
Gameco will offer 9 Scholarships of payment of the $150 membership fee to the Guild for the 2021 financial year broken down as follows:
Three scholarships for the best three new members to achieve Probationary Membership as judged by the guilds state reps. Entrants must have followed official guild membership application rules and the assessment knives must be in the hands of the state representatives by the 31st December 2020.
Three scholarships for the best three members who upgrade from probationary to full membership, as judged by the guild state reps. Entrants must have followed official guild membership application rules and the assessment knives must be in the hands of the state representatives by the 31st December 2020.
Three Scholarships for the three most helpful guild members on social media as nominated and judged by their peers on a vote held on the guild’s members only group in January 2021.
Additionally, Gameco will offer approximately 70 x $50 Gameco gift vouchers for the first people to successfully gain probationary or upgrade to full membership between 30/10/2020 and 31/12/2020. To be eligible all applicants must post about their application and work in progress photos in social media and mention the guild.
Gameco trusts that these prizes will offer strong incentive for new members to join and probationary members to upgrade to full membership.
We thank the guild for the opportunity to support the Australian knifemaking community and we look forward to playing a part in advancing the quality of Australian Knives and knifemaking.
Gameco will provide the scholarships as payments to the guild.
Gameco will provide the gift vouchers directly to the recipient. The guild must nominate and judge all scholarships and provide a list of the recipients of gift vouchers.
Stay tuned for more details and comment below if you would like more information.
Stay tuned also for a special Knifemaking Down Under/Gameco sponsored presentation from Mastersmith Shawn McIntyre on how guild knives are judged and what to consider when you make your assessment knives.