Monday, March 07, 2011

Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2011

Registration Deadline: 31 March 2011 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2011

London UK
Prize Giving: November 2011

The aim of this prize 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.

Who can enter the Prize?

Student category open to any student who is in full or part time education on or before the 31st of March 2011, from any country in the world. Please note that research students are not eligible to enter.

Open category open to all entrants of all ages from all backgrounds and all countries, anyone with an interest in embroidery including research students.

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

8 Points of the Brief

Entrants are required to:
1. Base all work entered on the following brief, entitled ‘Bunty Old Drawers’
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
8. Provide at least 1 finished piece

Prizes (truncated)

First: $3,000 USD
Second: $1,000 USD
Third Prize: $500 USD

Registration Fee
Student category: £23.00 (GBP)
Open category: £33.00 (GBP)

Dates to Remember:
- Registration Deadline: Thursday 31st of March 2011
- Deadline for submission of photographic images of your work: Thursday 30th June 2011
- Deadline for final submission of 2nd Stage work: Monday 15th August 2011
- Final Judging: September 2011
- Winners’ Notification: September 2011
- Prize Giving: November 2011


Entry Form:

Visit website for complete details:

The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2011
86 Margaret Street