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Welcome to the 2020 Zibra Golden Brush Awards for furniture refinishing! This is an opportunity to have your work reviewed with the possibility of recognition. If you are a hobbyist refinisher or a professional refinisher, we invite you to enter your pieces refinished in 2020. All work chosen, by our international panel of judges and the public, will result in 10 BEST OF CATEGORY and 20 finalists.

The opportunity is great and the reward is life long.

You can check out the 2109 WINNERS at the bottom of this page.

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
The Rules
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Your entry piece must have been refinished and completed by entrant from January 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020.

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Refinishers are allowed to enter all categories, but each category MUST have a different piece, (i.e. the same piece CANNOT be entered into multiple categories).

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You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

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Check your government’s contest rules to determine if you may participate.

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

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Final day to enter is January 25, 2021 at midnight EST.

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Employees of Zibra are excluded from entering.

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Any questions regarding the rules or the contest, email Lane Ball at laneball@enjoyzibra.com

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 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

Entry Time Is Over! Now It Is Up To The Judges To Pick Their Top Three In Each Category!

*Please note: depending on the country where you live there may be shipping issues and or country restrictions that are out of our control, as a result, we will do our best but we cannot guarantee that you will receive the tangible awards should you become a finalist or a best of winner. Regardless, all finalists and best of category winners will be recognized through multiple online social media venues.

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.

Contest FAQs

Can I enter any style of furniture?

Yes, as long as it fits within one of the 10 Category descriptions.

How old must I be to enter?

You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

Can I enter the same piece in mutiple categories?

No. One unique piece per category may be entered.

What will I win? 

Please refer to "The Awards" section above.

How are the winners determined?

Winners are determined by our international panel of judges and by public voting.

If I win, can I share on my social media and website?

Yes! We encourage you to do so.

Are there any local govenment restrictions?

Check your government’s contest rules to determine if you may participate.

Who should I contact if I have form issue?

Please contact Ellis at ellis@enjoyzibra.com

How many categories may I enter?

Refinishers are allowed to enter all categories and only one per category.

What is the cut-off for entries?

Final day to enter is January 25, 2021 at midnight EST.

Do I have to use Zibra brushes to enter? 

No. We, of course, love it when refinishers use our brushes but certainly not required to enter the contest!

When will I know if I win? 

Finalists will be announced on Feb 1 on enjoyzibra.com, and social media, and Best of Category winners announced on Feb. 11 enjoyzibra.com, and social media.

What happens if I am a finalist or winner?

You will receive awards mentioned  in Award section and you agree to allow Zibra to showcase your piece on enjoyzibra.com and all represented social media accounts.

Can I enter if I live outside the US?

Yes, as long as the country, province or state in which you live allows it’s residents to enter contests. You will need to check with your governments rules/laws if you are unsure.

What if I have more questions about contest?

Any questions regarding the rules or the contest, email Lane Ball at laneball@enjoyzibra.com

2019 Winners
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