How to Enter

Criteria for entry into the competition:

Using clay develop a piece which could become commercially scalable.

Consider the following points:

Don’t go for perfection – go for a scalable piece

Ensure your piece can be mass produced

Identify potential consumers. Who are they?

From your initial piece how could you extend the range?

Please note: The piece does not need to be kiln-fired and air-drying clay can be used.

If you have no means/equipment to make the piece (Wheel,Kiln etc), before judging we will need notes and informal drawings of how, with the right equipment, you would expect the finished piece to look. Show how the item/design can be constructed to sell your concept.

Terms and Conditions:

· This prestigious competition is open to all schools and invites students up to (and including) the age of 18, to submit their work.

· All entries must be original works of art; facsimiles of existing artworks will not be accepted.

· Clear evidence of personal research or a workbook should be available so that we can understand the inspiration and how the idea was developed.

· The deadline for receiving entries is 30th November 2019.

· All entries will be judged by Keith Brymer Jones, with the help of the team from Specialist Crafts.

· From the initial entries, a shortlist will be compiled. Those entries on the shortlist may be asked to provide further images and workbook evidence so we can judge all entries in more detail.

· A list of 10 finalists will then be announced by 31st December 2019.

· Where group entries are submitted, only one pupil and one teacher per school can take part in the Finalists’ Workshop.

Work must be supplied as a digital image in a suitable file format e.g. jpg.

All entries must be submitted through the entry form below.

By entering the competition you agree to Specialist Crafts using the artwork in promotional materials.


*file size limit 8mb