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Design Competition 2016/17 - Reminder

Closing date for receipt of entries is –
Friday 10th March, 2017
Please refer to the Prospectus for the full conditions of entry but may we draw your attention to the following points:-

  • The maximum number of boards per entry is 2.  Each board should have a completed Board Label glued securely to the reverse side.
  • A Registration Form must be completed for each entry to the Competition and must be attached, by paperclip, to the board containing the Main Sample.  No names must appear on the front of any board.
  • Anyone submitting multiple entries (individuals or educational establishments) should complete the Form for multiple entries as this will help us to reconcile the number of entries received and the number of entries to be returned in a package.
  • An individual piece of work may only be entered into one category so please consider carefully the category/section into which you enter your work to give it the best chance of being awarded a prize.
  • There is no restriction on the number of entries you may submit into the Competition, either into the same category or different ones.
  • Entry fees should be submitted at the same time as your entry - £8 per student entry, £16 per entry for independent designers.
  • Samples of textile work must be attached securely to boards to prevent their detachment during transit, handling or under exhibition lighting (in the event of your work being awarded a prize and included in the exhibition of prize-winners). Bradford Textile Society cannot be held responsible for work lost or damaged because it was not adequately secured to the submission board.

RETURN OF ENTRIES:

It is the responsibility of the Competition Entrant (Individual or educational establishment) to make arrangements for the return of their entries.  Bradford Textile Society is unable to return entries without authorisation and payment.

Arrangements for return of work must be made, by email, to the Secretariat at:-
admin@bradfordtextilesociety.org.uk.

Work may be collected or returned by courier but please see the following notes for more details.

WE ASK THAT ALL WORK IS ARRANGED TO BE COLLECTED IN PERSON OR BY COURIER, PRIOR TO 5TH AUGUST, 2017.  WE DO NOT HAVE FACILITY FOR STORAGE AFTER THIS DATE AND ANY WORK REMAINING WILL BE DISPOSED OF.

PRIZE-WINNING ENTRIES:

All prize-winning work will be on display at the Dye House Gallery, Bradford from
26th April, 2017 until 5th May, 2017, (the day of the Design Seminar and Awards Ceremony).  If you are attending this event you may take the work away with you at the end.

If you are not attending the event on the 5th May you will have to make arrangements with the Secretariat, by email, to arrange for collection from Perkin House, or to arrange a courier (at your own expense).

NON PRIZE-WINNING ENTRIES:

If your work did not receive a prize but you are attending the Design Seminar and Award Ceremony on 5th May you may arrange with the Secretariat, by email, for your work to be collected after the event from the Gallery.  We do, however, ask that you notify us by 21st April, 2017 if you wish to do this to allow time for packing and transporting the work to the Dye House Gallery.

If your work did not win a prize and you are not attending the Design Seminar and Awards Ceremony on 5th May, 2017 you must contact the Secretariat by email, BEFORE 5TH AUGUST, 2017 to make arrangements for your work to be collected from Perkin House, Bradford or to arrange a courier (at your expense).

Whilst every care will be taken for the safe return of submitted work, Bradford Textile Society cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage.  We advise that records of dispatch, receipts from the Society and correspondence regarding return of work are retained securely.

Design Competition

Premier Vision 2016

Katie Mills (Derby University) and Steven Lindsay (Glasgow School of Art), two of this year's Travel Award winners, visit Premiere Vision, Paris with Sue Geldeard (Bradford Textile Society).

The Bradford Textile Society derives the greatest pleasure from the continuing success of its Prize Schemes, which have been the source of encouragement and inspiration to textile students and practising textile designers, and have helped to stimulate new developments in textile design and construction, and finishing and printing techniques. Many members are convinced that this competition, one of the oldest of its kind, is the most important event in the annual programme.

The original sponsors, the Society itself and the Wool Record, share the distinction of having presented special prizes for design achievement since the Schemes were established in 1923. The Society is also grateful to individual organisations and companies, whose support and encouragement has helped the organising committee to increase the total prize money by a considerable amount over the years. In particular it acknowledges the generosity of the Clothworkers Foundation, which has awarded a number of prizes since 1968, the Dyers' Company, Prestigious Textiles Ltd, The Woolmark Company, the British Wool Marketing Board, the Association of Fashion & Textile Courses, Holland & Sherry Ltd and Bradford College.

 

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