2024 Prizes and Associate Awards

Total 2024 Prize Fund: $36,000: With more Associate Awards.

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 winners in total. Each year the judging panel reviews the digital 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 $3,500 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 years complimentary membership of The Textile Institute.
◦ A prize bundle of industry standard threads from Madeira.

Second Prize

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

Third Prize

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

 

All Finalists

◦ Will get invited to an online Pre-Meet and Marketing Event Sponsored by The Design Trust.

Associate Awards:

Joel and Son Fabrics

Best use of fabric and materiality whilst incorporating excellence.

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Royal School of Needlework Associate Award

Innovation and Technical Excellence in Hand Embroidery

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The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers

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Wilcom Associate Award for Digital Embroidery

Textile Art and Fashion category

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The Worshipful Company of Broderers

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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 is a selected finalist. In some circumstances the entrant could win both an associate award and a Hand & Lock Prize award.

Watch this space – The list will be updated through the year.

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