Bradford Textile Society runs a prestigious Design Competition each year AND features design in Knit.
The Design Competition has become one of the largest textile design competitions in the UK and continues to go from strength to strength each year in terms of numbers, breadth of participants and quality of entries.
The prize fund has grown to around £11,000, thanks to the generosity of a number of high profile sponsors:
The Clothworkers’ Foundation
The Worshipful Company of Dyers
The Woolmark Company
The Campaign for Wool
British Wool Marketing Board
The Cotton Industry War Memorial Trust
The Merchants of the Staple of England
The Association of Fashion and Textile Courses
Prestigious Textiles Ltd
Holland & Sherry Ltd
Luxury Fabrics Ltd
Retail and Textile Company
Open to all students from UK Universities and Colleges, independent and professional designers in the UK textile Industry, the number of entries has risen dramatically over the years to well over 900 from 34 different institutions .
The Design Competition is unique in its breadth, having 15 different categories to cover a diverse range of textile disciplines and specialisms, as well as a number of special awards. In addition to the prize money and certificates there is the opportunity of industry placements and a visit to Premiere Vision Paris for four of the successful winners.
Prizes are presented annually at an Award Ceremony, which this year is to be held on 6th May at the exciting new Dye House Gallery at Bradford College with the keynote speaker, Linda Watson, the renowned fashion writer and journalist.
See details below of the Knitting & Crochet Guild special award for the Knitting section of the Competition.
It is a fabulous opportunity whether you are a student or independent designer.
Follow links above for full details.