Registration Open

Important dates 2023 H&L Prize for Embroidery

The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery has began and the registration for 2023 is officially open.

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 2023 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, 2023 the Brief or are unsure which category to enter then please don’t hesitate to contact Prize@handembroidery.com

11 October 2022

Registration now open

Register Here
31st March 2023

Registration closing date

Register by this date before submitting work to the 2023 Prize for Embroidery. Entries received without a registration will not be considered.

Already registered - see the Submission Guidelines

*No physical work needs to be submitted at this stage, entrants are only required to send completed work if they become a finalist in the competition.*

1st April - 7th July 2023

1st round submission

No physical work needs to be submitted at this stage, entrants are only required to send completed work if they become a finalist in the competition.

Submission Guidelines
28th July 2023

Finalists selected

Judges will select the finalists and all entrants will be updated on their progress.

Meet the Judges
28th July - 8th September 2023

Work with your mentor to perfect your submission

Meet the Mentors
5th - 8th September 2023

Finalists must submit finished work to the Hand & Lock studio in this week

Final deadline is 5pm on Friday 8th September.

November 2023

Prize-giving Ceremony and Embroidered Arts Exhibition 2023

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