Key Dates for your Diary

for the 2020 H&L Prize for Embroidery

Every September the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery begins its 14 month cycle concluding the following year in November.

The process starts with entrants registering though the H&L website and concludes with an exciting live judging in London.

If you are entering the 2020 Prize this page will remind you where we sit in the schedule and what deadlines or key dates are looming.

Detailed below are the all important deadlines for registering, uploading images of you work in progress and for submitting final physical pieces.

If you have any questions about the schedule, 2020 the Brief or are unsure which category to enter then please don’t hesitate to contact

1st September 2019 - 14th April 2020

Registration Period Open

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1st April 2020 - 3rd July 2020

1st Round Submission

Online design upload portal is open for entrants to submit six images of their work and final designs. No physical work needs to be submitted at this stage, entrants are only required to send completed work if they become a finalist in the competition.

31st July 2020

Finalists Selected

All entrants notified if they are through to the next round. You will be contacted by Friday 31st July 2020 and, if successful, allocated a mentor.

11th September

Deadline for work to be recieved at Hand & Lock

Final pieces must be received at the Hand & Lock studio in London by 5pm on Friday 11th September 2020.

November 2020

Finalists’ Exhibition, Live judging and Prize-giving event in London

Finalists, mentors, industry experts and press will be present. The vote is split between a judging panel and guests of the event voting for favourite entries.

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