Competition: Biennial “Kenmare Lace Festival 2013” Competition – Final submission due September 3, 2013

Sponsor: The Kenmare Chamber of Commerce
Contest Website:  http://kenmarelacefestival.com/competition/
Contest Rules:  http://kenmarelacefestival.com/competition-rules/  (see below)
Contest Entry form:   http://kenmarelacefestival.com/competition-entry-form/
online submission available, or download form entryform This can be emailed to kenmarelacefestival@gmail.com or posted directly to Lynne Brennan, Kenmare Chamber of Commerce, The Heritage Centre, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Entry Form Deadline: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Entry Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Post or drop off entry to post to Lynne Brennan, Kenmare Chamber of Commerce, The Heritage Centre, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland

This contest is one of two being held in connection with the 2013 Kenmare Lace Festival. Three prizes are offered in three separate categories:

Section A:  Traditional Irish Lace
Design may be original or from a stated existing source. Judging is based on workmanship, presentation, loyality to tradition, and design if original. White thread is preferred unless colored thread was traditionally used.
1. Needlepoint Lace (Kenmare, Youghal, etc.)
2. Bobbin Lace
3.  Traditional Irish Crochet Lace
4. Carrickmacross Lace
5. Limericak Lace (Tambour/Run)
6. Tatting
7. Battenburg
1st prize: €1,000/2nd prize: €500/3rd prize: €250

Section B:  Contemporary Lace
Theme – The Gathering (given a brief description of how the work fits in with the theme)
Designs may be original or from a stated existing source, and may use any combination of materials or lace techniques. 2D pieces may not exceed 50 cm x 50 cm. 3D pieces may not exceed 30 cm in any direction.
1st prize: €500/2nd prize: €250/3rd prize €200

Section C: Young Lacemakers
(i)  Open to children aged 11 and under on Oct 1, 2013
      1st prize: €50/2nd prize: €25/3rd prize: €20
(ii) Open to teenagers aged 12 to 18 on Oct 1, 2013
      1st prize: €100/2nd prize: €50/3rd prize: €25
Young Lacemakers may enter either Section A or B using the same rules. Entries will be judged separately.

Entry Fee:  Adults €20. Young Lacemakers under 18 years – Free
Eligibility:  All lacemakers except workshop teachers and organizing committee members.  One entry per person. Overseas packages must not exceed 2 kg including packing.
Entries remain property of the maker, and  as many as possible will be exhibited at the Festival exhibition.

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