Show us your best, your boldest,
your most beautiful and your most inspiring trees.
Poised to introduce bonsai in a distinctly American way, The Artisans Cup is the first exhibition of its kind and promises to distinguish bonsai as the new American art form. As such, trees should be well-designed and demonstrate a high level of development and refinement. The aesthetic quality of each tree should represent the finest levels of craftsmanship and artistry. The exhibition is open to submissions from every skill level of bonsai practitioner and is open to any species of tree. Tree submissions will be considered and selected for exhibit by a professional jury. Once on display, trees presented in the exhibition will be be judged by five respected and qualified bonsai professionals from the United States and abroad. Three trees will be selected by the judges for top prizes: first prize ($10,000), second prize ($5,000), third prize ($3,000). There will also be a People’s Choice Award and an award for the Best Companion Planting.