Annual Competition

Annual competition 2021

Each year Glass Beadmakers UK (GBUK) holds a competition.

The categories are…

  • Beginner
  • Bead Set
  • Focal Bead
  • Sculptural Bead
  • Other
  • Jewellery

One category, jewellery, is open to non-members with the criteria that the jewellery must contain lampwork beads.

The theme for 2021 is:-

‘High in the Sky’

The closing date is 31st May 2021

The competition will be judged online via Facebook, after the closing date you will find a gallery of all entries on the GBUK Page, an extravaganza for all things lampwork, this is where you will get to like all your favorites.

Entries need to be received by email by midnight on 31st May 2021 – The entry form and rules are available in Word orPDF format.

You need to be a paid-up member of GBUK to enter any category other than Jewellery.

The categories are…

  • Beginner  –  Any type of entry.
  • Bead Set  –  A set of, non-sculptural beads, made on a mandrel.
  • Focal Bead  – A single, non-sculptural bead, made on a mandrel.
  • Sculptural Bead  –  A single, or series of, sculptural bead/s made on a mandrel.
  • Other   –  Anything not listed above, includes off mandrel, diorama’s and cold worked pieces.

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.

Please note

  • Each bead or jewellery submission must be a high-quality photograph, which can be used by GBUK in future publications and for PR purposes.
  • Judges/people voting will be unaware of who has made each item.
  • In order to maintain the integrity of the judging process entrants are required not to ‘show’ their work (i.e. on forums or social networking sites) prior to judging.