Young Textile Design Competition 2021

The Shrewsbury Drapers, Young Textile Design and Woolman Competition 2021

Young Textile Competition 2021

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A SLIGHT ALTERATION TO THE AWARDS AND PRESENTATION TIMING ON WEDNESDAY, 24TH NOVEMBER DUE TO THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BEING SWITCHED ON ON THE SAME EVENING, IT IS NOW 6.30PM - 8.30PM

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.

Also NEW for this year - ANOTHER AWARD - 

THE GRAPHIC TEXTILE AWARD!

The Shrewsbury Drapers’ Company are delighted to announce a new award for our Textile Design Competition in 2021 – ‘The Graphic Textile Award’.

The Award applies to all entries in both the Young Textile Design Competition and the adult Textile Design Competition.  

The Prize:  The prize will be a special trophy and will also include £50 in prize money

                   The Winner’s name will be added to the trophy annually   

Criteria:  The award will be presented to any entry in the Textile Design Competition who in the opinion of the Judges demonstrates an outstanding graphic textile design ability. 

Drawing, printed textile imagery and surface pattern are becoming increasingly more important in the digital world of textiles.  This new award is designed to bring a new dimension to the competition to recognize the skill of drawing and pattern created either by hand or digitally in a graphic form. The combination of drawing techniques, pattern, texture and colour will all play a part in the selection process of the winning entry.

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 WOOLMAN AWARD FOR THE MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF WOOL

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

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.

PRIZES

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

Also for the 16-22 YEAR OLDS there is the JACKIE RYAN MEMORIAL AWARD - details below.

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

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