The purpose of these awards is to recognize the work of artisans who, with their creative talent, generate cultural identities and economic development in the communities from the creative industries.
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the award, the theme "Bio Friendly Utilitarian Crafts" was allowed in the type of crafts participating in the award, receiving 72 prototypes of products to compete, resulting in 6 finalists.
The first place winner won $2,500 plus $2,000 in production capital. The second place winner received $1,500 and a $1500 grant to manufacture their products. Third place received $1,000 plus another $1,500 for the production of their handicrafts.
In addition, $1,000 in production capital was given to the three finalists who did not win any of the three places, to strengthen their production capacities.
In addition, the six finalists must participate in the business training process through virtual sessions of the "Business Training Course and Investment Plan", and will be exempt from participation as long as they can prove that they have already received such training.
Article 27 of the Law for the Promotion, Protection and Development of Handicrafts calls for the National Handicrafts Award in order to stimulate the dignity and development of the handicrafts sector in El Salvador.
First Place: María Flore, Ilobasco, Cabañas.
Second Place: José Martínez, Ahuachapan, Ahuachapán.
Third Place: Mayra Estrada, Metapán, Santa Ana.