Each year the Worshipful Company of Glaziers runs the Stevens Competition for students and artists in the early stages of their careers.
The 2020 Stevens Competition was to an exciting project to design a back-lit panel for the historic Morden College in Blackheath, London. The glass will be sited in the reception area of a new Health Centre for residents that is currently under construction. The winning artist, Jessica Lambinet received £2,000 and was also awarded the commission. The runner-up prize of £600 went to Emma Martin. The Design Only prize of £1,200 was awarded to Anna Selway with the runner-up prize of £300 going to Julia Gonyou. The Award for Design Presentation (£300) went, for the second year running, to Jacqui Fowler.
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 being selected for a commission. The competition for 2021 has now been announced – it is co-branded with the Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls at Elstree, Hertfordshire.
The task for 2021 is to design an architectural glass commemorative screen for the main reception of the Senior School. The screen will be dedicated to the memory of Mrs Penelope Penny, the Headmistress between 1991 and 2005, and will reflect her passion for developing strong and competent pupils, her energy, love of life and sense of adventure.
Designs are to be submitted by 2nd July 2021. Judging will take place in mid-July and the winners will be announced on 4th October 2021. For full details click here.