This year, the evaluation of INACRAFT Award is taking a new format in digital application. The judging process is still applying the UNESCO format but each steps of collecting and marking score will be carried out by digital system, so it is expected to make the process of data input easy and accelerate the judging process, so the results that have been input could be directly known and expected to reduce the possibility of mistakes. The change of the format is also aiming at increasing the quality of the implementation in line with development of technology. Though it is far from being perfect, some changes and improvements becomes our remarks in the future.
There are more than 100 products that have been selected from INACRAFT Award by professional judges that have received Certificate of Excellence from UNESCO since the involvement of ASEPHI in this program.
There are seven categories of handicraft products to be evaluated, namely: ceramics, natural fibers, textiles, woods, stones, metals, and other materials. Out of these seven categories, the best product will be selected to receive INACRAFT Award and a special award for Emerging Product.
ASEPHI expects this program could improve the understanding of the craftsmen and the business players in craft creative industry to work and further create craft products of Indonesian taste but having international standard and quality, and keep taking care of environmental preservation in production process as products to be accepted by global market.
Jakarta, 1 March 2018
Association of Exporters and Producers of Indonesian Handicrafts