Monday, December 29, 2008

Pfaff Art Embroidery Challenge 2009

Deadline: May 15, 2009 (POSTMARK)

Pfaff Art Embroidery Challenge 2009


The PFAFF® Art Embroidery Challenge is a truly global competition judged by an international jury. The works are created predominantly on a home sewing machine using either freehand embroidery or/and embroidery software.

“PFAFF Art Embroidery Challenge” is a biennially competition. The results of the competition will first be exhibited at: THE KNITTING & STICHING SHOW 2009 in London and will then travel to be presented in other places around the world.

PFAFF® Art Embroidery Challenge 2009
Theme: « LANDSCAPE - Let us travel »


· This international competition is open for everybody.
· Each work must be entirely the original work of the person applying to the competition.
· Each participant may submit 2 works maximum.
· The works may not have previously been published, entered into any other competition, or have been used for promotional purposes.
· Permanent employees of VSM Group are not eligible.
· The official language is English.


· All kind of 2 and 3 dimensional works of art will be welcomed : mural art, volumes, sculptures and installations. While we are expecting large works, we do not wish to receive patchworks and quilts.
· Freedom is given in dimensions however for technical reasons, the height of the works should not exceed 2.50 m.
· All materials may be used and all techniques, as long as they are accomplished predominantly by the use of a home sewing machine and using free-motion embroidery or embroidery software.

The awards will be presented at the Knitting and Stitching show in London in 2009. The winners will be invited to attend the show and personally receive their awards.

Grand Prize
and embroidery machine, and the PFAFF®
creative 4D™ Embroidery System.
(Retail value USD $ 10999)

Excellence Award:
One PFAFF® creative™ 4.0, sewing and
embroidery machine.
(Retail value USD $ 5999)

Fine Art Award:
One Quilt Expression™ 4.0, sewing machine.
(Retail value USD $ 2499)

All entries must be created predominantly on a home sewing machine, using either freehand embroidery or using embroidery software - or a combination of the two.

All entries must be produced exclusively for the contest and may not be published or shown anywhere before October 2009.

You can ask rules and regulations by email to:

Or by postal mail to:

PFAFF® Art Embroidery Challenge
Jacqueline Govin
3 rue du Rosey
F-27120 Fontaine-sous-Jouy

Download the Pfaff Art Embroidery Challenge Leaflet with request form on back.

Visit the website for other details: Pfaff USA