Fabrication Excellence Awards


From design excellence to quality workmanship, the MFA Fabrication Excellence showcase projects that represent the breadth of the industry

The Awards are now closed. No more purchases or editing of projects will be permitted.

After purchasing your entries using the link above you may begin entering your submission(s): To start submitting your project information, please go to https://www.textiles.org/manage-awards/. Under “Your Project Applications” you will see a clickable “New Project Title,” click that and begin entering your project information. Be sure to “save for later” often to ensure you do not lose information.

Looking for some inspiration? You can now view all entries from 2024!

Hybrid Enclosures – Sailboat & Powerboat
A combination of soft & rigid clears

Marine Exterior Upholstery
Exterior upholstery project, any boat type

Marine Interior Upholstery
Interior upholstery project, any boat type

Powerboat – Rigid Enclosures
Rigid enclosures on the exterior of a powerboat

Transformations (Before & After)
Features two or more projects/jobs on the same boat

Travel/Full Covers
Travel/storage boat covers

Uniquely Different
Any marine fabric project that is unconventional, experimental, and/or unusual

Powerboat – Soft Enclosures
Soft enclosures on the exterior of a powerboat

Sailboat Dodgers & Biminis
Excludes enclosures; dodgers and dodgers with bimini tops & extension/connectors

Sailboat Enclosures
Full enclosures; which can include dodgers, biminis and extensions/connects

Tops & Sunflys
Marine tops only, any boat top

Transformations (Before & After)
Features two or more projects/jobs on the same boat

Travel/Full Covers
Travel/storage boat covers

Uniquely Different
Any marine fabric project that is unconventional, experimental, and/or unusual