Stevens Competition 2020

Stevens Competition 2020

Architectural Glass Artist of the Year


The 2020 Stevens Competition requires entrants to design an architectural glass panel to be installed in the reception area of the John Morden Centre which is currently under construction at Morden College, Blackheath, London.


A summary of the Competition is available in French, German and Spanish. To download the Brief for the 2020 Stevens Competition click here.


Morden College was built in 1695 to provide charitable accommodation to merchants from the City of London who had become financially distressed. The College continues this role today. The site is based around the original Wren style quadrangle although accommodation has been significantly expanded into adjacent buildings. The John Morden Centre will provide a social hub for the College’s activities.


Entrants are required to submit a design for the panel together with a summary of their design philosophy and the techniques to be used in the construction of the panel. To illustrate their design entrants will submit a specimen glass panel showing a section of the full design.


Designs are to be submitted by 16th April 2020 and the winners will be announced on 21st May 2020. Judging will be by a panel of experiences glass designers who will provide feedback to entrants who attend the Prizegiving. A special prize will be awarded for the best entry from outside the UK. A prize is also available for 16 to 24 year old entrants from the UK as the ‘#LMReflects2020’s Young Designer’ Award.


In June/July 2020 entrants have the opportunity to exhibit their work to the public at The Stained Glass Museum at Ely Cathedral where a national collection of stained glass is housed.