Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2007

Entry Form Deadline: March 31, 2007

The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2007

This prestigious international competition attracts students of embroidery, fashion and textiles, throughout the world.

Who Can Enter
Any student of any course who is in full or part time education at the time of application from any country in the world.

The aim is to promote the use of hand embroidered surface embellishment within fashion, costume and interiors industries. In doing so, it is hoped that contemporary design and fresh approaches can be matched up with the high quality and expertise required in the professional world.

The Brief:
The brief encourages a diverse range of work.
It seeks original and creative ideas, innovative design and use of materials.

Entrants are required to:

1. Base all work entered on the following brief, entitled 'Ecclesiastical'.
2. 'Present embroidered samples, of hand embroidery for clothing, accessories, costume or soft furnishing.
3. Use HAND EMBROIDERY. Machine embroidery can be used, but must be hand embellished.
4. Demonstrate how the embroidery can be applied / used, by providing one or more of the following - finished items / garments / mock-ups /illustrations / computer graphics.
5. Provide supporting research and sketch/idea books/sheets, with notes that explain the thinking and ideas behind the concept.
6. Show the design development from initial concept through to realised design.
7. Ensure that the finished product is both practical and commercially viable.

How to Enter
Enter on-line (
OR Complete the entry form in full and return along with the entry fee to Hand & Lock.
Click here to download entry form

Entry Fee
There is a £22.00 fee to enter (Entrants from outside the UK. Please note that payment can only be accepted by either a cheque drawn on a UK bank, or, by credit / debit card through the online registration page.)

Entry Form Deadline
March 31st 2007 only the entry form and entrance fee is required. Please Note: Do not send work at this point.

Address to send to:
The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2007
86 Margaret Street
London W1W 8TE