Bridport Hat Festival invites you to participate in the 2017 Milliners & Hatters Open Competition.
Our prestigious competition – for the best hand-crafted hat – is, once again, open to all serious hat-makers, whether professional, student or amateur.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity – which offers not only prizes worth up to £500, but coverage beyond price in The HAT Magazine – enter without delay!

  • First Prize £500
  • Second Prize £250
  • Third Prize £125

See the 2016 winners

Rules, Terms and Conditions

2017 judging criteria

Entries must include:

      • Up to 100 words about yourself (outlining your millinery /hat-making background).
      • Up to 3 photographs of your finished hat.
      • Up to 250 words outlining the processes involved in the making, thought and inspiration behind your design.

You can enter either online or by post.

Initial online/postal entry should NOT include the hat itself. If your entry is selected for final judging you will then be given delivery details for your hat.

To Enter Online:

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Use the fields below to attach photos of your hat and your covering letter

Acceptable file types: doc,pdf,txt,gif,jpg,jpeg,png,pdf,docx.
Maximum file size: 10mb.

Note: once you have clicked the “submit” button please wait until you are redirected to a page where you will see a Paypal link – follow it to pay your entry fee of £6.00, or you can send a cheque to the address below, remember to write your name and address on the back.

To Enter by Post:

Send

      • Your cheque for £6.00 made payable to “Bridport Hat Festival”.
      • Up to 100 words about yourself (outlining your millinery/hat-making background).
      • Up to 3 photographs of your finished hat.
      • Up to 250 words outlining the processes involved in the making, thought and inspiration behind your design.
      • Your name, address, phone and e-mail contact details please.

Put them in an envelope clearly marked “Open Hat Competition” to:

Bridport Hat Festival

FAO Elizabeth Sporne
C/O T Snook
32 West Street
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 3QP

Use correct postage.   Please remember that the weight, size and thickness of your entry now determine the postage needed.  Entries without correct postage will not be accepted.

If you have any query please contact us by e-mail only at: competition@bridporthatfest.org