The 2020 Awards...

The Flip Runway Technical Award 2020

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Artist name
  • Artist business name
  • Artist email address
  • Artist Instagram hanger
  • Artist Facebook page hanger
  • Artist website address
  • Completed this project themselves to demonstrate an exceptional talent for painting techniques
  • At least one product used in the submission piece was from the MMS or Fusion range
  • Uploaded at least four clear photos of the piece to show it from all sides and different angles
  • Photos submitted are not watermarked in any way
  • Submit 250 words that describe the technical application of products to achieve the final finish the artist was aiming for
  • Applicant has declared every product they used to create their finished piece
  • Applicant shares a clear creative vision for their piece in both the photograph and written submission

This piece needs to demonstrate your technical knowledge using Fusion Mineral Paint and/or Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. The perfect category to demonstrate your talent for technical know how and skill implementing and applying that knowledge.

Our judges will be assessing your refinishing techniques and your technical application.

The Winner of this Award will receive:

Enter The Flip Runway Technical Award 2020
(Or just send the following message to Oscar the messenger chatbot ‘ENTER AWARDS’ and he will look after you)

The Flip Runway Creative Award 2020

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Artist name
  • Artist business name
  • Artist email address
  • Artist Instagram hanger
  • Artist Facebook page hanger
  • Artist website address
  • Completed this project themselves to demonstrate an exceptional talent for creativity
  • There is a real wow-factor in the piece
  • The piece is pushing boundaries and contributes to revolutionary skills in our community
  • At least one product used in the submission piece was from the MMS or Fusion range
  • Uploaded at least four clear photos of the piece to show it from all sides and different angles
  • Photos submitted are not watermarked in any way

Furniture refinishing really is art and this award is all about attention!

This category is the perfect chance to show off your artistic flair

Our judges will be looking for the most impressive, striking, wow-factor furniture transformation of the year. Open to decorative artists who have used any Fusion or MMS range alone or carefully combined with other ranges by any brand.

The Winner of this Award will receive:

Enter The Flip Runway Creative Award 2020
(Or just send the following message to Oscar the messenger chatbot ‘ENTER AWARDS’ and he will look after you)

The Flip Runway Mixed Media Award 2020

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Artist name
  • Artist business name
  • Artist email address
  • Artist Instagram hanger
  • Artist Facebook page hanger
  • Artist website address
  • Completed this project themselves to demonstrate an exceptional talent for painting techniques
  • At least one product used in the submission piece was from the MMS or Fusion range
  • Uploaded at least four clear photos of the piece to show it from all sides and different angles
  • Photos submitted are not watermarked in any way
  • The piece demonstrates mixed media that can include: textures, colour mixing, product mixing, decoupage, embellishment, use of mixed surfaces including wallpapers and transfers, mixed techniques.
  • Despite the piece being of mixed media, the final result is coherent in vision and style

Open to decorative artists who have used any Fusion or MMS range alone or carefully combined with other ranges by any brand. Carefully mixing different media to create a conceptually advanced piece of furniture with a coherent and unique vision.

Be it jaw dropping designer wallpapers or scrumptious snakeskin faux finishes our judges will be looking for a combined mixture of different products, used to create a show stopping furniture transformation.

The Winner of this Award will receive:

Enter The Flip Runway Mixed Media Award 2020
(Or just send the following message to Oscar the messenger chatbot ‘ENTER AWARDS’ and he will look after you)

The Flip Runway Natural Wood Award 2020

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Artist name
  • Artist business name
  • Artist email address
  • Artist Instagram hanger
  • Artist Facebook page hanger
  • Artist website address
  • Completed this project themselves to demonstrate an exceptional talent for painting techniques
  • At least one product used in the submission piece was from the MMS or Fusion range
  • Uploaded at least 4 Clear photos of the piece to show it from all sides & different angles
  • Photos submitted are not watermarked in any way
  • The piece demonstrates clever use of natural wood finish
  • The final finish result showcases the natural beauty of the original wood
  • Wood that is featured in the finish has been lovingly restored and revived

Open to upcycling artists who love to incorporate the original natural elements of their refinished pieces. Submissions to have used any Fusion or MMS range alone or carefully combined with other ranges by any brand. Clever use of negative space, respect for the original natural material, and an eye for re-imagination is key in this category.

The judges will be looking for a beautifully transformed, refinished pieces of furniture that have been restored where natural wood and has been left either in full or part sections and has been sympathetically, lovingly refinished.

The Winner of this Award will receive:

Enter The Flip Runway Natural Wood Award 2020
(Or just send the following message to Oscar the messenger chatbot ‘ENTER AWARDS’ and he will look after you)

The Flip Runway Spotlight Award 2020

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Artist name
  • Artist business name
  • Artist email address
  • Artist Instagram hanger
  • Artist Facebook page hanger
  • Artist website address
  • Completed this upcycling project themselves
  • At least one product used in the submission piece was from the MMS or Fusion range
  • Uploaded at least four clear photos of the piece to show it from all sides and different angles
  • Photos submitted are not watermarked in any way
  • Any entrant is automatically entered into this category when they enter any of other four categories, AS LONG AS THEY ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:
    What did you do to overcome the adversity of 2020 this year? (Up to 150 words)
  • Work submitted in any of the other four categories which is particularly avant-garde, inspiring in its own right or really stood out from the other entries in the same category.
  • The shortlist of final five will then be put out on social media for public vote on social media. The bot will count the votes to determine the winner.

Our spotlight award recognises more than talent. It’s about community camaraderie and pushing boundaries that elevate our amazing industry.

This award is to recognise those making a difference to the upcycling and furniture refinishing industry. Those who are supporting and pushing refinishing in the UK. One’s who are dedicated to the industry and provide something that would be missed if it was removed. Those who have pioneered and sought to make a difference.

2020 has been incredibly tough for everyone in our community. To lift each other up and to celebrate our continual support for each other – especially when times are hard – we want to know how you personally overcame some of the adversity that was thrown your way this year. Answer this question with honesty and vulnerability and our shortlist goes to a public vote on social media.

The Winner of this Award will receive:

Enter The Flip Runway Spotlight Award 2020
(Or just send the following message to Oscar the messenger chatbot ‘ENTER AWARDS’ and he will look after you)

The Flip Runway International Shoot Out Photography  Award 2020

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

This year we are opening up the playing field and accepting entries for this new category from ALL OVER THE WORLD!

  • Artist name
  • Artist business name
  • Artist email address
  • Artist Instagram hanger
  • Artist Facebook page hanger
  • Artist website address
  • Completed this upcycling project themselves
  • At least one product used in the submission piece was from the MMS or Fusion range
  • Uploaded at least four clear photos of the piece to show it from all sides and different angles
  • Photos submitted are not watermarked in any way
  • The photograph has its own style and aesthetic
  • The furniture has been staged in an original way
  • The furniture has been lit to a professional standard
  • You can see the technical quality of the artist behind the piece
  • The entrant is NOT a professional photographer
  • The entrant photographed the piece themselves

If you have a flair for furniture refinishing – at any level – and you have a creative eye to “find the shot” then we want to invite you to join in this year’s Flip Runway Awards by showing us your best refinished piece of furniture. This award is open to all refinishing artist levels, newcomers and pros who enjoy using the Fusion and MMS range.

Capture your piece in an original setting. Show us your personality through the photograph of your finished piece.

The Winner of this Award will receive:

  • £500
  • 1 Year Subscription to Reclaim Magazine. ( A UK winner will receive print copies, an international winner will receive a digital subscription )
Enter The Flip Runway International Shoot Out photography Award 2020
(Or just send the following message to Oscar the messenger chatbot ‘ENTER AWARDS’ and he will look after you)

THE FLIP RUNWAY AWARDS 2020 OFFER:

  • FREE, easy, online entry
  • An expert judging panel
  • Marketing material for all Entries
  • Media coverage for Finalists and Winners
  • Social media mentions
  • An opportunity to hone your skills and show off your talent
  • An enjoyable experience
  • An epic virtual Awards party
  • A fabulous prize!

ENTRY ENQUIRES
If you have any queries about the Awards please Email us. 

ENTERING THE AWARDS
How many awards can I enter?
There is no limit to the number of entries you can make.

HOW DO I WRITE A WINNING SUBMISSION?
Your Technical Award submission is where you tell the judges why you should win. In writing your submission you might consider the following tips: Be concise. Judges will have a lot of entries to look through so you need to give them the information they want as quickly as possible. Award-winning submissions need to be no more than 250 words. Take the judges on a journey to excite them about your work. Tell them about the brief or creative challenge you set out to solve. Share your insight and describe your solution. In other words, what did you create, build or do?
Be specific. Judges mistrust vagueness.
Keep in mind the judging criteria, and we recommend giving your submission one final check with these in mind.

WHAT IF I WANT TO SPONSOR AN AWARD?
Email Us to find out how to reach & engage the Flip Runway Awards audience.

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
We’re always on hand to help you with any queries you have about the Flip Runway Awards. Email us with subject title Flip Runway Awards and we’ll come back to you as quickly as possible.

RULES & REGULATIONS
The Flip Runway Refinishing Awards are open to decorative furniture painting artists and furniture refinishers, individuals working in studios, workshops and businesses operating in the United Kingdom only.
The Flip Runway Shoot Out Photography Award is open to decorative furniture painting artists and furniture refinishers, individuals working in studios, workshops and businesses operating anywhere in the world!
No family members or employees of Flip Runway or Flip Runway’s associated brands can enter.
All entrants must be over the age of 18.
All entrants must declare that any entry photographs are authentic and their own work and any questions answered truthfully.
The entry deadline is final. No late entries will be accepted.
The judges’ decision is final. All scoring will remain confidential. Judges will not be allowed to enter into any communication with entrants with reference to the awards.
All winners will have the opportunity to be put forward for exclusive opportunities with Flip Runway and approached for expert comment and articles. Profiles are raised and importantly, exceptional efforts are rewarded.

Stand up and be recognised!