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Premju Ġieħ l-Artiġjanat Malti

The popular competition “Premju Ġieħ l-Artiġjanat Malti” is  organised by the Commerce Department and its aim is to recognise:

1. Crafts Products which are creative and innovative

2. Crafts Initiatives which encourage teaching, sales, research and promotion of Maltese Crafts

3. Initiatives which use crafts as a means to encourage integration and inclusiveness

4. Crafts Persons who had an outstanding career in crafts.

The Competition was launched in 2010 and during the years there were various changes and improvements to the format. Winners of the editions 2010 till 2018 can be found here.

Premju Ġieħ l-Artiġjanat Malti 2019

The Application stage of 2019 edition of the Premju Ġieħ l-Artiġjanat Malti is now open. Below you will find all Application Forms and Regulations.

The deadline to submit the applications is Friday 5th July at 12:00pm (noon)

Category 1: Crafts Products

Category 2: Crafts Initiatives

Subcategory 2A – Encouraging the Teaching of Crafts by Local Councils

Subcategory 2B – Sale of Maltese Crafts by Businesses

Subcategory 2C – Crafts Initiatives by Individuals or Organisations

Category 3: Award for Inclusiveness and Integration through Crafts

Category 4: Recognition for Commitment to Crafts


Selection Committee
The selection committee of this year’s competition is  made up as shown hereunder


Noel Bartolo – Commerce Department

Deputy Chairperson
Mark J Xerri – Commerce Department

Mr. Kevin Camilleri – Malta Enterprise
Ms. Sylvana Mercieca – Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government
Mr. Joseph J Mifsud – Malta Society for Arts
Mr. Karl Parnis – Ministry for Education and Employment
Mr. Joe Micallef – Malta School of Arts
Mr. Alfred Caruana Ruggier – Malta School of Arts

Ms. Amanda Cassar