This contest will be held in conjunction with:
TSWG 13th Annual Seatweavers Guild Gathering
July 24-26, 2020 in Hull, Massachusetts.
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The goal of the contest is to advance the creativity and art of seat weaving in furniture; to bring new concepts, views, and thoughts utilizing traditional and / or innovative materials and designs to woven seats and furniture. All furniture artisans are invited to submit works, with no regard to age, weaving or design level status. You do not have to be a current member of the guild, but of course, membership is encouraged.
Selection committee jurors will independently screen all written applications and images, determining the winners.
Entries will be evaluated on creativity, design, technique, craftsmanship and overall concept.
ENTRY PROCEDURE: All submissions need to be filled out through
the official application form available from the guild website
Participants are to submit the online application form with attached clear digital photos of their work for consideration
There is no entry fee for this contest. Our jury will be a select group of furniture professionals from seatweaving, furniture and historical backgrounds.
AWARDS: 1st place $1,000, 2nd place $500 and 3rd place $300.
Each award winner will receive a 1-year guild membership and free admission to that year’s Gathering.
(Award does not include travel or lodging expenses).
There will also be a People’s Choice Award, voted on at the 2020 Gathering, with a trophy and bragging rights.
March 30 • Contest intent deadline / June 1 • Contest images submittal
June 30, 2020 • Selection Committee notification
July 24-26, 2020 • Award Recipient Exhibition & Presentation
PLEASE NOTE: Entries received by TSWG after these dates will not be accepted.