STEVENS COMPETITION FOR EMERGING ARCHITECTURAL GLASS ARTISTS 2021 – WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The Glaziers’ architectural glass competition went ahead this year despite continuing tough Lockdown and Covid pandemic restrictions. The Stevens Competition is the only annual Competition in the world based on a real-life commission brief, for new and emerging glass artists.
The Competition this year was to design an architectural glass commemorative screen for Haberdashers’ Girls’ School, Elstree, in memory of former Headmistress Mrs Penelope Penney, worth up to £15,000.
The winners were announced at a virtual ceremony on 4 October 2021 attended by City of London Aldermanic Sheriff Alison Gowman.
Many past prize-winners have gone on to achieve international acclaim, creating many prestigious commissions in the UK and beyond. The Stevens Competition is fifty years old in 2022 and the Brief for the Competition in its fiftieth anniversary year (a window for poet Wilfred Owen) has now been launched .
The Winners were
1st Prize – The Brian Thomas Memorial Prize £2,000
Runner Up – £1,000
Craftsmanship The Evelyn and George Gee Prize – £300
Design Only – First Prize £800 Natasha Olga Redina
Presentation: John Corkill Prize £300
Design Only – Runner-up £400
Best Entry from outside the UK: The Elaine Brown Memorial Prize €350 +€150 Travel Expenses
THE COMMISSION – HABERDASHERS’ GIRLS’ SCHOOL
The decision whether to award the commission is entirely a matter for the client. This year’s commission, worth £15,000, has been won by Guoda Kvietinskaite.
Also announced were the winners of the Ashton Hill Awards (10 week work placements in leading glass studios|)