Key Dates for Your Diary

for the 2019 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 2019 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, the 2019 Brief or are unsure which category to enter then please don’t hesitate to contact

1st September 2018

2019 Prize Opens

29th March 2019

Prize Registration Closes

Online Design Upload Portal Opens from 1st April 2019 - 5th July 2019. Submit 3-6 images of work and final designs. Qualifying round for first round of competition.

5th July 2019

Online Design Portal Closes

The portal will close at Midnight on July 5th 2019. Any entries received after this time will not be eligible for the competition

26th July 2019

Finalists Selected

All entrants notified if they are through to the next round. You will be contacted by 26th July and, if successful, allocated a mentor.

20th September 2019

Deadline for Work to be Received at Hand & Lock

Final pieces must be received at the Hand & Lock studio in London by 17:00 on Friday 20th September 2019.

November 2019

Live judging and Prizegiving 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.