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Elmwood Park, NJ, USA; June 06, 2012 —The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) is pleased to announce that the 2012 Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2013 CHA Industry Awards. Nominations are being received June 1 through August 31, 2012.

Do you know someone in the craft and hobby industry that has done some great things for the community, industry or humanity and should be recognized? Well here’s your chance to do so. Nominate the candidate who you feel has made significant contributions in any of the fields listed below. The awards will be presented during the 72nd Annual CHA Conference & Trade Show in Anaheim, Calif., to be held January of 2013.

- Meritorious Award of Honor –
Service to CHA The Meritorious Award of Honor is the highest award of recognition that the Craft & Hobby Association can bestow upon an individual member, past or present. This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the Craft & Hobby Association.

- Industry Achievement Award –
Contribution to Craft and Hobby Industry The Industry Achievement Award is for a CHA member (individual, group and/or company) that has made a significant contribution to the growth and vitality of the craft and hobby industry as a whole.

- Special Recognition Award(s) –
Good Deeds The Special Recognition Award is presented to a person, group and/or company for their extraordinary contribution in an activity that showcases the craft and hobby industry in a positive way. Award recipient(s) need not be a member(s) of the Association. Industry Award Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.craftandhobby.org. Complete the form and return it by fax or email to Lidia Diaz at 201.835.1267 or ldiaz@craftandhobby.org. The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2012.

“I’m amazed each year when I hear the stories from each recipient at the presentation ceremony. Whether to the industry, to the organization, or in their communities, the contributions of the individuals chosen for these awards humble and inspire me and, I’m sure, countless others”, said Emma Gebo, CHA Awards Committee Chair. “This year’s Awards Committee is looking forward to seeing who the industry nominates and to learning more about the wonderful contributions being made in the name of crafting.”