2020 Prizes and Associate Awards

Total 2020 Prize Fund: $35,000: With more Associate Awards confirmed throughout the year.

Hand & Lock 20th Anniversary Prizes:

These awards are given by Hand & Lock and chosen by a specialist panel of independent expert judges. There are three winners in each of the four categories, 12 Hand & Lock Prize winner in total. Each year the judging panel reviews the first stage submissions and selects the finalists. A few months pass where these selected finalists can finesse their entry with the help of an industry mentor. At the Prize exhibition, live judging and Prize-giving the judges see the finished submissions and begin their final assessment. Considering both the final work and the entrant’s supporting materials, they score according to the entrants interpretation of the brief, their technical skill, their overall vision and wow factor.

First Prize:

◦ The winners in each category will be awarded with $4,000 USD as a top prize.
◦ A commemorative framed hand embroidered plaque produced by Hand & Lock’s skilled craftsmen.
◦ A weekend course at Hand & Lock.
◦ A priority work placement at Hand & Lock.

Second Prize

◦ A commemorative framed hand embroidered plaque produced by Hand & Lock’s skilled craftsmen.
◦ A weekend course at Hand & Lock.
◦ A priority work placement at Hand & Lock.

Third Prize

◦ A commemorative framed hand embroidered plaque produced by Hand & Lock’s skilled craftsmen.
◦ A weekend course at Hand & Lock
◦ A priority work placement at Hand & Lock.

Associate Awards:

Associate Awards are selected by Hand & Lock Prize sponsors and are independent of the main Hand & Lock Awards. Each different award will have it’s own specific eligibility and selection criteria. These awards can be selected from all submissions regardless of whether the entrant was selected for the Hand & Lock Prize. In some circumstances the entrant could win both an associate award and a Hand & Lock Prize award. Please see below for the full list of this year’s Associate Awards and click through to each page to see if your submission would meet the relevant criteria.

Royal School of Needlework

Associate Award for Innovation and Technical Excellence in Hand Embroidery.

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Associate Award

The Textile Institute

London & South East England Section

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Associate Award

Wilcom Award for Digital Embroidery

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Associate Award

The Worshipful Company of Broderers Award

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Associate Award

The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers Award

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The Exhibition and live judging:

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