American Public Television (APT), the original home to public television’s lifestyle experts and sponsor of the Create Crafts Challenge on national public television multicast channel Create®, announced the premiere of two weekly digital short-form video series encouraging do-it-yourselfers across the country to rethink home projects. Create’s Crafts Challenge Grand Prize Winner Martin Amado and Second Prize Winner Dinah Wulf will each host their respective digital series DIY with Martin Amado and DIY Inspired Upcycling with Dinah Wulf.
DIY with Martin Amado
The first episode of the 10-part DIY with Martin Amado released Thursday, September 30. The series is hosted by Create Crafts Challenge 2020 Grand Prize Winner and television personality Martin Amado (seen on Telemundo and commercial TV across South Florida) and will continue with weekly releases through the end of October. The digital shorts feature a mix of projects designed to help viewers enhance their living space both inside and out.
In the first episode (see above), Martin recycles an old window frame into a beautiful and functional message board for your home. Watch for more new episodes in October at DIY with Martin Amado on CreateTV.com.
DIY Inspired Upcycling with Dinah Wulf
The three-part series from Create Crafts Challenge 2020 Second Prize Winner, Dinah Wulf, a nationally acclaimed award-winning upcycling expert from suburban Atlanta, will begin Tuesday, November 9. DIY Inspired Upcycling with Dinah Wulf will share projects that offer tips to add panache to any home.
About the Create Crafts Challenge
Selected from a nationwide pool of entries by judges who are among public television’s best known makers, the Grand Prize and Second Prize award-winners were provided a cash prize and production equipment to produce each respective digital series for release on the Create channel website: CreateTV.com.
Conducted as the nationwide quarantine took hold last March, the Create Crafts Challenge 2020 was judged by iconic television crafts experts, including Julie Fei-Fan Balzer (Make It Artsy), Eric Gorges (A Craftsman’s Legacy), Scott Phillips (The American Woodshop), Peggy Sagers (Fit2Stitch), Lena Skvagerson (Knit and Crochet Now!) , and Fenneman. Nearly 100 entrants submitted an original video of three minutes or less featuring their best crafts project, idea or tip. Submissions were scored based on each entrant’s demonstrated knowledge, skills and familiarity with their chosen craft, ability to present ideas succinctly, overall telegenic appeal, uniqueness, and production values.
The top 18 prize-winning video entries from the Create Crafts Challenge 2020, including those from Amado and Wulf, may be seen on CreateTV.com.