THE SAINT ROCH PRIZE, AN OFFICIAL AWARD
To promote the role of antiquities and bric-a-brac in our society, the National Federation of Antique, Second-Hand Retailers and Art Galleries (SNCAO-GA) has devised the SAINT ROCH PRIZE for 2018. This award recognizes personalities from the world of music, theatre, cinema, television, gastronomy activism help to support and highlight the value of antiques and bric-a-brac to the general public.
Why the Saint Roch prize ?
Born in Montpellier, Saint Roch has been known as the patron saint of second-hand dealers since the 14th century. Depicted as pilgrim with his staff, gourd and bread box, he is always accompanied by a dog. This depiction will serve as a symbol of the SAINT ROCH PRIZEn which will be the perfect link between the world of bric-a-brac and its favorite personalities.
Principle of the Saint Roch prize
Twice a year, following a vote, SNCAO-GA members will select artists and personalities who are passionate about antiques and bric-a-brac or who, through their direct or indirect actions, highlight the value of the antiques and bric-a-brac trade.
Description of the Saint Roch prize
Each recipient receives an official SNCAO-GA certificate in his or her name as well as personalized trophy engraved with a depiction of Saint Roch.