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Margaret Oppen Competition Information

Margaret Oppen was one of the founders of the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc. She always enc..

Margaret Oppen Competition Information

Margaret Oppen was one of the founders of the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc.  She always encouraged individuals to aim for a high standard of work. The Margaret Oppen Competition was initiated in 1978 to foster the achievement of excellence in original embroidery design and technique.

As  2017  is  the  60th (Diamond)  anniversary of the Guild, entries with the theme       "Diamonds and Other Treasures" are invited for the 2017 Margaret Oppen Competition.  

Judging categories for this competition are:

Traditional technique(s)
Contemporary technique(s)
Tutors and past winners 

First prize in each category will be $500. Highly Commended certificates may be awarded at the judges' discretion. The winners will be announced on Friday 22 September and will be exhibited at Guild Headquarters for approximately one month. 


Conditions:

1. Entries must be an original design and the member's own work. Please abide by copyright legislation when designing your work. Entries can be inspired by other artists' work but not copied. 
2. An Artist’s Statement (maximum 100 words) is to be included with the entry form. 
3. The entrant must be a financial member of The Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc.
4. The work must be completed since September 2015 and not previously exhibited.
5. Entries should be delivered to the Guild's Concord West Headquarters no later than 4pm on Tuesday 12 September 2017.
6. The maximum size per entry is 1m x 1m for 2 dimensional entries or 50cm x 50cm x 50cm for 3-dimensional ones. 
         (Note: these dimensions are the maximum dimensions for any edge. The dimensions are not cumulative.) 
7. The judges’ decision will be final. 

Click here for Entry Form in MS Word format:  

Margaret Oppen Entry Form 2017 - MS Word Margaret Oppen Entry Form 2017 - MS Word (15 KB)

Click here for Entry Form in PDF format:

Margaret Oppen Entry Form 2017 - PDF Margaret Oppen Entry Form 2017 - PDF (189 KB)

Click here to print off the Conditions of Entry:  

Margaret Oppen Conditions of Entry 2017 - PDF Margaret Oppen Conditions of Entry 2017 - PDF (213 KB)