Each year the Worshipful Company of Glaziers runs the Stevens Competition for students and artists in the early stages of their careers.
The 2022 Stevens Competition was to an exciting project to design a memorial window for Wilfred Owen at Dunsden church. The winning artist, Caroline Small, received £2,000 and was named Architectural Glass Artist of the Year 2022. She also won the prize for Craftsmanship. The commission for the window was awarded to Natasha Redina.
The Stevens Competition is a great opportunity to design and make a sample panel for an actual location in an architectural setting, with one of the designs usually being selected for a commission. Feedback from the expert panel of judges forms an important part of the learning experience.
The competition for 2023 has now been announced and it has an earlier than normal deadline (January 2023).
The 2023 Stevens Competition is a co-operation between the Glaziers’ and Mercers’ Companies to source two architectural glass panels to be installed in the reception area of a major office development that the Mercers’ Company is currently constructing in the City of London. This year the commissioned artist will receive £3,000 for their designs with the Mercers’ Company paying for the fabrication.
There are two categories you can enter – one is for a design only and the other involves making a sample panel as well. Overseas artists are encouraged to enter.
The closing date for the competition is Thursday 12th January 2023. To download the brief for the Stevens 2023 competition, click here.