Prizes and Awards

The 2017 Prizes

Under the umbrella of the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery entrants can now enter work completed by hand in the ‘Hand & Lock award for hand embroidery’ or by machine in the ‘Wilcom Digital Embroidery Award’. The new Wilcom Digital Embroidery Award is aimed exclusively at students who excel at machine embroidery.

Student winners from both the Textile Art category and Fashion category will receive a six month sponsorship from Wilcom. In addition, the university will win a prize bundle including Wilcom embroidery software, training and support for six months.

First Prize

The winners in each subcategory will be awarded with $3,500 USD as a top prize.
A commemorative framed hand embroidered plaque produced by Hand & Lock’s skilled craftsmen
Six months subscription to Selvedge magazine
A prize bundle of industry standard threads from Madeira
A work placement at Hand & Lock
A weekend course at Hand & Lock

Second Prize

A commemorative framed hand embroidered plaque produced by Hand & Lock’s skilled craftsmen
Six months subscription to Selvedge magazine
A work placement at Hand & Lock
A weekend course at Hand & Lock

Third Prize

A commemorative framed hand embroidered plaque produced by Hand & Lock’s skilled craftsmen
Six months subscription to Selvedge magazine
A work placement at Hand & Lock
A weekend course at Hand & Lock

Total 2017 Prize fund: $40,000

Hand & Lock Award for Hand Embroidery

Textile & Fibre Arts
Student Category: $3500
Open Category: $3500
Fashion
Student Category: $3500
Open Category: $3500

Wilcom Digital Embroidery Award.

Textile & Fibre Arts
Student: Sponsorship
University: $12,000 software
Fashion
Student: Sponsorship
University: $12,000 software

Additional Prizes

The Worshipful company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers (GSWD) will award $1400 for best use of Goldwork in a submission.

Madeira are offering $750 worth of industry standard threads between the category winners

The Textile Institute will award $650 to the best fabric design.