Young Textile Design Competition 2021

The Shrewsbury Drapers, Young Textile Design and Woolman Competition 2021

Young Textile Competition 2021

We are very happy to announce that the Textile Competition Exhibition will be taking place this year from Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th November 2021 at St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury.

The Shrewsbury Drapers Company are delighted to release the details for the YOUNG TEXTILE DESIGN COMPETITION 2021 (available to download below) and a new award for this year -


The award is from a collaboration between the Shrewsbury Drapers’ Company and the Worshipful Company of Woolmen.

The Worshipful Company of Woolmen is one of the oldest Livery Companies in the City of London. It is known to have existed in 1180 and was officially incorporated in 1522. The Company’s original members were involved with the winding and selling of wool.

The Company is now primarily a charitable institution but still maintains a connection through their support of the wool industry. It’s motto is: ‘Lana Spes Nostra’ Latin for ‘Wool is Our Hope.’


The award is to encourage the use of wool in a textile piece and prizes will be awarded to the most innovative use of the wool.

The award is open to all schools in Shropshire for both Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9 combined) and Key Stage 4 + (Years 11 & 12 and to include all students aged 16 plus in full time education).

The piece can be submitted either from course work or can be created independently but must be submitted through the school using the Woolmen registration form.

There is a limit of one entry per student and 6 entries per Key Stage.


Key Stage 3

1st Prize - £50 Gift Voucher  

2nd Prize - £30 Gift Voucher 

3rd Prize - £20 Gift Voucher

Key Stage 4 +

1st Prize - £50 Gift Voucher

2nd Prize - £30 Gift Voucher 

3rd Prize - £20 Gift Voucher

Details and registration forms for the both the Young Textile Competition and The Woolman Award are available to download below  -



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