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 Prize@handembroidery.com
You must register for the prize before you submit images of your work.
Submit six images through the online upload portal from 1st April - 5th July*.
*Six images must comprise of three research images (concept, mood boards, embroidery samples, etc.) and three images that show your final design or, if not yet completed, what your final design will look like. Please note that judges will use these images to determine who goes through to the next round and it is vital they understand your overall vision.
The portal will close at Midnight on July 5th 2019. Any entries received after this time will not be eligible for the competition
All entrants notified if they are through to the next round. You will be contacted by 2nd August and, if successful, allocated a mentor.
Final pieces must be received at the Hand & Lock studio in London by 17:00 on Friday 20th September 2019.
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.