Points of the compass
The wind, the region,
The origin, the arrival
The rudder, the sound, the music
the confidence to succeed
the direction you come from
or where you are going
The wind pushes, sometimes unpredictable
Be inpired by the theme: points of compass.
Submission deadline: October 1, 2019
In 2020, under the responsibility of the Foundation for Textile Information and Documentation Centre (STIDOC), the 6th edition of the Textile Festival will be organised in cooperation with Kantfabriek, Landelijke Organisatie Kant Kunst Nederland (LOKK), Merkwaardig Vereniging Liefhebbers Merklappen, Quiltersgilde, Vrouwen van Nu network textile, ViltKontaktGroep and Weefnetwerk (WNW).
The submissions to the juried competition will be displayed at the Textile Festival 2020 from May 13 until May 16, 2020 in the Pieterskerk in Leiden.
Competition Rules International textile competition 2020
Every participant may submit one piece of work that has not been exhibited before
The theme is Points of the compass
All textile techniques are permitted, choice of material is free
Maximum format is: two-dimensional 50 x 50 cm (20 x 20 inches) or 200 cm (80 inches) circumference including finishing, and maximum 10 cm (4 inches) relief. three-dimensional 35 x 35 x 35 cm (14 x 14 x 14 inches) including finishing
Only original work of your own design may be submitted
You may register by submitting a complete portfolio consisting of:
A signed registration form.
1 digital photo of the complete piece of work, stating the title of the work
1 digital photo of a detail of the work, stating the title of the work
Registrations must be received by October 1, 2019 (post-marked)
Send the portfolio (attachement max 5MB) to: STIDOC firstname.lastname@example.org
Images may be send via We Transfer or other service
The portfolios remain property of the organizers
Selected pieces of work may be photographed by the organization
Photos may be used for publication purposes
The submittor safeguards the organisation from copyright claims by third parties
Participations in the competition means that you agree with the terms and conditions
The first judging round, november 2019, is based on the photos
The second judging round, february 2020, is based on the work itself
The expert jury is arranged by STIDOC
The jury’s decision is binding
The submitted work will be stored and used for publicity purposes
The following prizes will be awarded:
1st prize € 250,00
2nd prize € 150,00
3rd prize € 100,00
Public Choice Award
The selected work will be made available for the exposition at the Textile Festival 2020 in Leiden.The organisers will determine the arrangement of the exposition of selected works.
Transportation of the work to and from is on account and risk of the participants. Costums formalities are on account of the participant.
During the exposition, the work will be insured to a maximum of € 3.000 for common risks of damage and theft with a deductable of € 200.
Information and contact
The jury that will judge the entries for the contest ‘Points of the compass’ (‘Windstreken’) of the Textile Festival 2020 consists of:
Art historian and curator of contemporary art at ‘Museum De Lakenhal’
(photo Rob Overmeer)
Visual artist and teacher (among other) at the Quilting Special course of the Dutch ‘Quiltersgilde’
Textile designer / material researcher, teacher and board member of ‘Stichting Vrienden van het TextielMuseum’