Thursday, March 19, 2009

RDS Crafts Competition 2009

"The RDS National Crafts Competition is unique in that it is Ireland’s largest competition which is independently adjudicated. With a prize fund of €30,000, one of the largest in Europe, this major annual event allows craft designers to compete for prestigious awards. Open to craft workers resident in Ireland and Irish craft workers abroad, submissions of high quality craftsmanship and design are encouraged."

Textile Categories include:
a. Weaving for Fashion or Furnishings (to include lengths of material)
b. Tapestry
a. Traditional
b. Contemporary
a. Traditional (hand stitching only)
b. Contemporary (all techniques)
  • LACE
a. Hand Techniques
b. Digital Print

How it works:

Round 1: Pay €10 (€5 Student/Apprentice with written evidence of status) to submit good quality colour slides (35mm), photographs (A4 max) or a detailed drawing (A4 max) of your work to the Arts Department, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland by 5pm on Monday, May 18, 2009. (You will not get these back)

You will be notified by Friday, June 19, 2009. of the judges preliminary decisions. If successful you will then go on to Round 2

Round 2: Entrants who have been selected for the second stage of judging should deliver their completed entries to the RDS (entry via Anglesea Road) on Monday, June 22 or Tuesday, June 23, 2009 between 9.00am & 5.00pm. Prizewinners and commended entries will be exhibited during and after the Fáilte Ireland Dublin Horse Show, August 5-13.


There are loads of prizes, from Medals, Certificates of Excellence to cash prizes. For full details check out their website.

RDS/Crafts competition

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