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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!*

SUBMISSION TIME HAS EXPIRED.  THANKS FOR ALL THE ENTRIES!

The Categories

BEST FARMHOUSE STYLE
Antique, Distressed, Farmhouse Vibe.
BEST MCM
Mid-Century Modern Pieces.
BEST CLEAN & CLASSIC
Simple, one color. Keep it simple and classic.  No distressing. It can be one color with for example wood legs.
BEST STAGING
This category is for the piece that has the best photo. Good lighting, clear photography and excellent use of props.
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 RESTORED WOOD/UNPAINTED
Any piece of furniture that has been left wood. Whether it’s been restored or left as it. This piece of furniture has no paint on it.
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 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 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 2019
Best new comer furniture refinisher of the year. This is someone who only started painting in 2019. If you’re a new artist that started in 2019, share your favorite piece – and it can by any style. 

The Rules

Piece must have been refinished and completed by entrant in 2019.
Enter only one refinished piece per category.
Refinishers can enter all categories.
Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
Final day to enter is Dec. 31, 2019 at midnight EST.
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 & Award Won)

• 9 Zibra Paintbrushes With Wooden Box

• Apron (Not Pictured)

• Canvas Bag

• Featured On Our Podcast

• Featured On The Web Site

• Featured On Zibra Social Media Accounts

• Digital logo available to display on winners sites

 

 

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

• Small Frame Of Their Piece (With Name and Finalist Mention, Frame Not Pictured)

• 3 Zibra Paintbrushes (Your Choice)

• Featured On theZibraBlog.com For The Public To Vote

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 theZibrablog.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 Dec. 31, 2019 until midnight EST.

Finalists announced and open for public voting from January 14 through January 21, 2020 midnight EST.

Best of each category announced on January 23rd, 2020.

Meet theJudges

Amy of

Dustbin Revival

Cait of

Little City Farmhouse

Katie of

Katie & Co.

Keegan of
Lemon Drops Reclaimed

Lauren of
Portland Row Studio

Natalie of
A Ray of Sunlight Design

Your Entries

INSTRUCTIONS:

FIRST: FILL IN YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND CLICK SUBMIT.

SECOND: ONE AT A TIME, UPLOAD YOUR ENTRY INTO THE CATEGORY OF YOUR CHOICE AND CLICK SUBMIT.

THREE: REPEAT STEP TWO FOR ALL OTHER CATEGORIES YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENTER.

REMEMBER: SUBMIT ONE CATEGORY AT A TIME AND ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER CATEGORY.

All personal information will be kept confidential and used only by Zibra. It will not be sold, rented, leased or forwarded to any third party.

 

*Required Field

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CATEGORY ENTRIES

FARMHOUSE

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MCM

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CLEAN & CLASSIC

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STAGING

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REPURPOSED PIECE (BEFORE)

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REPURPOSED PIECE (AFTER)

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MULTI-COLOR
PIECE

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NEW ARTIST
OF 2019

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ARTISTIC
CLOSE-UP

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RESTORED WOOD/UNPAINTED

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MAKEOVER
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MAKEOVER
(AFTER)

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If you are still having trouble wih image uploads please reach out to our webmaster at ellis@enjoyzibra.com

*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.

Your Entries

All personal information will be kept confidential and used only by Zibra. It will not be sold, rented, leased or forwarded to any third party.

 

*Required Field

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If internet speed is slow, and you have problems loading images, simply submit one image at a time. You may need to refresh page each time after submission.

If you are still having trouble wih image uploads please reach out to our webmaster at ellis@enjoyzibra.com

*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.