Annual Competition

Every year GBUK sponsors an annual competition for lampwork artists based around themes. The winners will be announced at the annual Flame Off! which is sponsored by Tuffnell Glass. We encourage all levels of lampworker to consider entering and include a newcomer category for beginners.

Annual Competition for 2017
The themes this year are “Song Beads” and “Japanese“.

Deadline will be April 30th, 2017.

Entries need to be received by email and be in the post by midnight on Sunday April 30th, 2017– The entry form and rules are available in WORD or PDF format.

You will be sending us the physical entries so we can display them on our stall at Flame Off as well as a good print-quality photo for each.

You need to be a paid-up member on 30th April 2017 to enter any category other than Jewellery.

The categories are…

Newcomer – any form of entry is valid. Newcomers may enter this category OR enter any/all of the main categories.

Focal bead – on mandrel, single bead.

Set of beads – multiple beads, on mandrel.

Sculptural – on mandrel.

Other – incorporates anything else not included above e.g. cold working, dioramas, off-mandrel.

Members are welcome to enter multiple categories with different pieces of work, except the newcomer category. No one entry can be submitted for multiple categories.

Jewellery – one entry per person, or collaboration group, which must include lampwork beads. This is a good one to suggest to your customers – they can enter the competition using your beads as you do not have to be a member of GBUK to enter the jewellery category.

If you are a member, you can naturally also enter one jewellery piece.