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2019 Best of Winners

Furniture Refinishing is an art and deserves to be recognized! Welcome to our first Annual Zibra Golden Brush Awards where we highlight the best of the best! There is no better recognition than that of your peers and the public. Let the entering begin – scroll down to see the details!

Entries are accepted by refinishers world-wide!*

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Category Descriptions
BEST ARTISTIC CLOSE-UP

This is for a close-up picture of your piece, from an angled shot, a peak inside the drawers or a close up of the top or the legs – looking for the best close up shot of your piece.

BEST CLEAN & CLASSIC

Simple, one color. Keep it simple and classic. No distressing. It can be one color with for example wood legs.

BEST DRAMATIC MAKEOVER

This is for a piece with wow factor. A “we can’t believe it’s the same piece” – beautifully redone to have a dramatic effect on the final piece.

(Before & After Images Required)

BEST FARMHOUSE STYLE

Antique, Distressed, Farmhouse Vibe.

BEST MCM

Mid-Century Modern Pieces.

BEST MULTI-COLORED PIECE

This is for the best piece with multiple colors. Whether it’s two colors or 45, whatever has multiple colors can enter this category. From blended, to free hand art and drawings.

BEST NEW ARTIST OF 2020

Best new comer furniture refinisher of the year. This is someone who only started painting in 2020. If you’re a new artist that started in 2020, share your favorite piece – and it can by any style.

BEST REPURPOSED PIECE

This is for a piece of furniture that was originally built to serve one purpose, but was repurposed for something different. IE a bed into a bench, a desk into vanities. (Before & After Images Required)

BEST RESTORED WOOD/UNPAINTED

This piece of furniture has no paint on it, only top coats. Whether it’s been restored or left as it. This piece of furniture has no paint on it. You may use a transparent wash of paint to preserve the wood tones for the top coat.

BEST STAGING

This category is for the piece that has the best photo. Good lighting, clear photography and excellent use of props.

The Rules
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Piece must have been refinished and completed by entrant in 2019.

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Enter only one refinished piece per category.

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Refinishers can enter all categories.

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Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

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Final day to enter is Dec. 31, 2019 at midnight EST.

NOTE: If your piece is chosen as a finalist and/or a category “Best of”, you agree to allow Zibra to showcase your piece on thezibrablog.com and all represented social media accounts.

Employees of Zibra are excluded from entering.

Any questions regarding the rules or this contest, email lane@enjoyzibra.com

The Awards
BEST OF CATEGORY AWARDS

• Golden Painted Brush Inset in Award Frame (12” x 12”, with name and award won)

• Best of Zibra Paintbrush Kit -  5 Piece (Round, Square, Triangle, Palm Pro Trim, Chiseled Wedge in large canvas bag)
• Apron with name and award won listed on front (Not pictured)

• Featured on our podcast

• Featured on our enjoyzibra.com site

• Featured On Zibra Social Media Accounts

• Digital BEST OF logo available to display on winners sites

FINALISTS RECEIVE: (This Finalist That Do Not Win Best of Category)

• Small Frame of their Piece (with Name and Finalist Mention, Frame not pictured)

• Crafting Paintbrush Kit - 3 Piece (Round, Square and Fan in small canvas bag)

• Featured on enjoyzibra.com for the public to vote and choose BEST OF from each category

• Digital finalist logo available to display on winners sites

How The Awards Event Is Conducted

As an entrant, you will be the first judge as you have to decide which piece you will enter in which categories – that will be difficult!

The judges will choose three finalists from each of the 10 Categories listed. Entries are evaluated by the judges on their originality, beauty, and category reflection as well as quality photos submitted. Once all the finalists are chosen, they will be featured on enjoyzibra.com and voting will then be open to the public. The finalists receiving the most public votes becomes the “Best” in each category.

Timeline

Entries accepted until January 25, 2021 until midnight EST.

Finalists announced and open for public voting from Feb. 1 through Feb. 8, 2021 midnight EST.

Best of each category announced on Feb. 11, 2021.

Our International Judges

Six member judging panel + the public

Ashley Krug
Blue Wren Interiors
Chloe Kempster
Maisie's House
Katie Cloud
Katie & Co.
Keegan Robinson
Lemon Drops Reclaimed
Lauren Svacina
Portland Row Studio
Natalie Dayton
A Ray of Sunlight Design

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