Design Competition

Design Competition Information.

The Society’s annual Design Competition, with total prize money of over £14,500, is unique in its breadth of coverage and attracts almost 1,000 entries from students throughout the UK.

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 practicing 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 Cloth-workers Foundation, which has awarded a number of prizes since 1968, the Dyers’ Company, Prestigious Textiles Ltd, The Wool-mark Company, the British Wool Marketing Board, the Association of Fashion & Textile Courses, Holland & Sherry Ltd and Bradford College.

Student information for design seminar and booking form also included in the link below.


The prospectus for 2019 – 2020.

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