Friday, April 18, 2014

The Royal School of Needlewor: 21st Century Sampler Competition

Deadline: June 20, 2014 {EMAIL} or {RECEIVE}

21st Century Sampler Competition
The Royal School of Needlework

Surrey, UK
July 8 to 13, 2014

Competition Brief -
To coincide with our “Samplers” exhibition in the Royal School of Needlework’s Studio we are running a Samplers Design Competition which is open to everyone!

Your challenge is to design a 21st Century Sampler. There are no limits as to what elements the sampler may or may not contain. Maximum size for the design is 45cm square, but it can be smaller than this and any shape.

The winner will get the opportunity to make up their sampler design for the RSN (with some help if required) so that it becomes part of the RSN’s Collection for years to come.

Terms & Conditions (truncated)

  1. Entrants can enter the competition as many times as they wish.
  2. Entrants must specify their age if under 18.
  3. All entries must be confirmed as your own original work.
  4. Entries must be designs only, not stitched pieces, and submitted digitally or by post on paper.
  5. If the sampler includes non-English script entrants must submit the English translation.
  6. Each design must be in two versions: one just of the design in colour and one indicating the techniques to be used. This can be achieved with an annotated copy of the design.
  7. The Judging Panel will include RSN Tutors, a Council member, staff and an external Judge (TBC).
  8. The Judging Panel’s decision is final and no correspondence or feedback will be entered in to following the announcement of the winner.
  9. Closing date for entries is Friday 20 June 2014.
  10. The winning design will be announced on 7 July 2014 at the Private View of RSN Certificate & Diploma Exhibition, and will be on display during the Exhibition, which takes place at the same time as the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, 8-13 July 2014.
  11. The winner of the sampler competition will agree a timetable and deadline with the RSN for delivery of the completed sampler.
  12. The top three winners will receive a small cash prize and a goody bag of embroidery items.


Competition Brief
Entry Form

Visit website for complete details:

The Royal School of Needlework
+44 (0)20 3166 6932

Royal School of Needlework
Apartment 12a Hampton Court Palace
Surrey KT8 9AU, UK