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Awards - Rug Hooking Week 2023


The Sauder Award

One rug will be selected for "The Sauder Award,” as the piece that best exemplifies the mission and spirit of Historic Sauder Village and represents outstanding artistry and quality of work. This piece is recognized with a ribbon on Wednesday. 

People's Choice Awards

The public is invited to vote on Wednesday and Thursday during the show for their favorite rugs in the exhibit. The results of these votes determine the top "People's Choice Awards,” which are recognized with ribbons on Friday.

This year’s People’s Choice Award categories are:

Hooked or Punched Categories:

  • Animals / Birds / Insects
  • Fruit / Floral 
  • Orientals / Crewel / Geometric
  • Originals
  • People / Places / Pictorials 
  • Feature Exhibit: The Golden Age of Illustrated Fairy Tales

Fiber Arts Categories: 

  • Braiding
  • Needle Felting
  • Fusion
  • Punch Needle
  • 3-Dimensional  
  • Wool Applique

In order to qualify for these awards, pre-register and submit your work to these exhibit categories. Visit Exhibit Registration for more details.

To view the previous year's awards follow this link: Sauder Village's 2022 Rug Hooking Awards