All current members of the Craft and Hobby Association’s Designer Section are invited to apply for the 2012 New Horizons Awards sponsored by Plaid Enterprises, Inc. Plaid created the program in 2000 to recognize outstanding designers and to enhance their careers and professional development. Beginning and advanced artists are encouraged to apply for a $1,500 award that will be presented to two artists based on their achievements to date and professional goals. The two award categories include applicants with 1-5 or over 6 years as a professional artist/crafter. Applications are being accepted now through Dec. 15, 2011. Click here to get the application.