Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery

Deadline: June 30, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery

London, England
September 2012

The Prize is open to any student who is in full or part time education on or after the 31st of March 2010, from any country in the world. Please note that research, and graduate students are also eligible to enter. There is a £23.00 (GBP) fee to enter.

The Prize
This prestigious international prize has attracted students of embroidery, design, arts, surface textiles, costume, fibres, interiors, fashion and textiles throughout the world. This year the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery returns to being a STUDENT ONLY PRIZE.

The aim of this prize is to promote the use of hand embroidered surface embellishment within fashion, costume and soft furnishing. All in the hope that contemporary design and other fresh approaches will be inspired to embrace hand embroidery, to acknowledge and value its quality and expertise.

The Brief
The prize 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 ‘CELEBRATION’
2. Present embroidered samples of hand embroidery for clothing, accessories, costume or soft furnishing
3. Use HAND EMBROIDERY including Cornely or Irish work if appropriate. Machine embroidery can be used (it will not however be judged), 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

Submission Guidlines
First stage

Deadline for submission of photographic images of your work: Tuesday 30th June 2012 DO NOT SEND ACTUAL FINISHED PIECES OF WORK AT THIS STAGE

Second stage

You will be notified by email if selected for second stage by the mid July 2012. It is therefore your responsibility to monitor your emails.

Deadline for final submission of 2nd Stage work: Monday 20th August 2012

•You will be required to submit your actual finished work and all its support material at this stage.

Final Judging
•Final Judging will take place in September 2012.

Judging Criteria
•Interpretation of the brief and overall impact – 50
•Design development – 15
•Technique – 10
•Materials – 10
•Presentation – 10
•Commercial viability – 5

•The First, Second and Third place winners will be notified by telephone or email in September 2012
•The winners’ work will be published on the Hand & Lock website

Complete prize and entry details are available on the website: www.handembroidery.com

Email: info@handembroidery.com

Hand & Lock
86, Margaret Street
London W1W 8TE