Competition Rules and Guidelines 2021

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Aurifil Award


  1. All members are eligible to enter one piece of work.
  2. The threads used in the embroidery should include Aurifil threads.
  3. Only work completed within the last two years is eligible to be entered.
  4. The work must be entirely the work of the embroiderer, both the design and execution. Copies or adaptations of other artists work are not permissible.


Entries will be judged at NW Regional Day by a NW Regional Chair and the Speaker or Guild Representative.

Judging Criteria

  1. Creativity of design.
  2. Skill and quality of workmanship in the execution of the embroidery.
  3. Suitability of techniques used in the chosen design.
  4. Presentation of work.

Rose Bowl Competition

Theme “All You Need Is Love”


  1. All members are eligible to submit one piece of work for this competition. The theme will have been announced at the Regional Day two years previously.
  2. Only work completed during the last two years may be entered.
  3. The work must be entirely the work of the embroiderer.
  4. The starting point or the source of inspiration may be from a photograph, postcard, magazine picture or advertisement.
  5. There is no size restriction on any dimension although there cannot be any guarantee that a large scale work would be displayed to its best advantage.


Entries will be judged at Regional Day by members attending.

There will be voting slips and time to vote during the morning of the meeting.

Criteria for Judging

  1. Innovation in use of traditional techniques and materials.
  2. Interpretation of theme.
  3. Presentation of work.

Kathleen Mansfield Trophy

Young Embroiderers Individual Prize

Kathleen Mansfield was a lifetime member of the Embroiderers’ Guild and taught art in Merseyside before she moved to Cumbria. She died in 1997 at the age of 84. Kathleen Mansfield produced a number of ecclesiastical embroideries. Both she and her husband were artists, Kathleen in painting as well as embroidery.

The original embroidery hoop has been returned to the branch; the base is held by NW Regional Chair and is engraved. A small trophy will be presented to the winner, and kept by them forever, and which can be engraved if wished.


  1. All members of Young Embroiderers’ groups in the North West are eligible to enter one piece only.
  2. Each entry should be an original piece of work. Any supporting work such as a sketch book, photographs or stitch samples may be entered alongside the embroidered piece.


Entries will be judged by a Guild Representative and one other person.