Friday, February 14, 2014

Silvery Threads

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)

March 31, 2014 -- Registration of Interest
August 9, 2014 -- Entry Form

Silvery Threads
Geoffrey Squire Memorial Competition and Exhibition
Costume and Textile Association for Norfolk Museums (C&TA)

The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral
October 2 to 13, 2014

The Costume and Textile Association for Norfolk Museums (C&TA) will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in October 2014 by holding an open, juried textiles competition and exhibition on the theme of “Silvery Threads”.

The exhibition will be held in The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, from 2nd to 13th October 2014. Following the Hostry exhibition, some entries may be selected for a temporary exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum.

Submissions are invited for works falling into the following categories:
A - Wall-hung pieces
B - Three-dimensional items, self-supporting
C - Garments and accessories

Entrants may use any textile methods, traditional or contemporary, combinations of methods, and mixed media with a textile element. Videos, photography and installations cannot be accepted due to space restrictions.

Selection and Judging will be in two stages:

Stage 1
Initial selection for inclusion in the exhibition will be by examination of anonymous images. Entry forms, and also forms for Registration of Interest, may be either downloaded from the C&TA website ( or obtained in a paper version from Jill Sharpe (tel. 01953-788594) or Jenny Daniels (tel.01603-452236).

Stage 2
Selected entries will be judged by a panel of three independent, distinguished experts. In each category, prizes of £500, £250 and £100 will be awarded. Additional
prizes of £100 will be awarded for the best Student's entry and the best C&TA Member's entry in each category. The Geoffrey Squire Memorial Prize of £500 will be awarded for the overall “Best in Show” exhibit.


Competition details

Registration of interest form

Entry form

Visit website for more information: