Competition Rules and Guidelines 2021

 The North West Region Aurifil Award “For Excellence in Embroidery”.

 Members are invited to submit a piece of modern embroidery, of innovative design, on a subject of personal choice. Embroidery must be the main element in the design, which may be worked by hand, machine or combined techniques.

Rules

  1. All members are eligible to enter one piece of work
  2. Only work completed within the last 2 years is eligible to be entered
  3. The design must be entirely the work of the embroiderer. Adaptations of other artists work are not permissible

Submission of Entries

All entries will be submitted digitally by emailing a good quality photo  of the piece of work (larger than thumbnail size please) to secretary@megonline.co.uk . Images should be of medium resolution . Your image will be uploaded on to the Aurifil Competition Page of NW Regional Day 2021 in MEG website. Pieces are best photographed using natural light (but not direct sunlight), and without a glass covering. It is essential to include your NAME, BRANCH, TITLE OF WORK, and A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF TECHNIQUES USED.

When you email your photographs, you are also giving permission for the Merseyside Guild to use them on MEG website and on the Regional Day Zoom.

When you have registered and received your password you may view the entries and place your votes. 

Judging

Attendees at NW Regional Day 2021 may vote for the entries on-line  in the Aurifil Award Competition page. Please visit Aurifil Award Competition page for further information about voting.

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 the work

Prizes

There are three prizes of threads and certificates. These will be posted to the winners.


The North West Region Rose Bowl Competition

 Rules

  1. All members are eligible to submit  one piece of work for this competition. The theme, “All You Need Is Love”, was announced at NW Regional Day two years ago. Only work completed during the last 2 years may be entered.
  2. The design should be entirely the work of the embroiderer.
  3. The starting point or source of inspiration may be from a photograph, postcard, magazine picture or advertisement.

Submission of Entries

All entries will be submitted digitally by emailing a good quality photo  of the piece of work (larger than thumbnail size please) to secretary@megonline.co.uk . Images should be of medium resolution. Your image will be uploaded on to the Rose Bowl Competition Page of NW Regional Day 2021  in the MEG website. Pieces are best photographed using natural light (but not direct sunlight), and without a glass covering. It is essential to include your NAME, BRANCH, TITLE OF WORK, and A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF TECHNIQUES USED.

When you email your photographs, you are also giving permission for the Merseyside Guild to use them on MEG website and on the Regional Day Zoom.

When you have registered and received your password you may view the entries and place your votes.

Judging

Attendees at NW Regional Day 2021 may vote for the entries on-line in the Rose Bowl Competition page.Please visit the Rose Bowl Competition page for further information about voting.

Criteria for Judging

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

Prizes

The 1st prize is a Rose Bowl engraved with winner’s name, held for one year by the winner, plus a gift token and Certificate. The entries judged 2nd and 3rd receive gift tokens and certificates. 

Presentation

The winner will be announced at the end of NW Regional Day 2021 on Zoom. Winning entry will be displayed on the MEG website Rose Bowl Competition Page. Certificates and gift tokens will be posted to the winners. The Rose Bowl will be kept safely until it can be presented to the winner by the NW Regional Chair.


Introduction and Welcome

Registration

Programme of Events (on Zoom)

Raffle Prizes

Traders’ Den

M.E.G. Display of Work

Rose Bowl Competition

Aurifil Award Competition