The Glaziers’ Company is now inviting entrants to its prestigious annual Stevens Architectural Glass Competition. The competition, running since 1972, this year requires entrants to design a stained glass window to be installed in the patient reception and waiting area of the Proton Beam unit currently under construction at University College Hospital, part of the University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH).
In addition to submitting a design for the window, entrants are also required to illustrate the design by preparing a specimen stained glass panel. The competition is open to all those at an early stage of their career, including student stained glass artists and designers as well as those who have commenced their vocation in glass within the last eight years.
Past Stevens Competition winners have gone on to international acclaim. Winners are awarded cash prizes, and one entrant may have the chance to see their design realised. In recent years, the competition has led to several prize-winners receiving commission, some of which have helped to launch the careers of talented glass artists.
Entries to the Stevens Competition must be received at Glaziers’ Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD, no later than 5pm Thursday, 4th April 2019.
This year, for the first time, a prize of the value of £500 is also being sponsored by the ‘Reflections of The Lord Mayor’ for the design of a panel by those aged 16-24 years. This competition is intended for those with little or no experience of working with stained glass but who would like to develop their design skills. As such, entrants are not required to prepare a stained glass panel.
Entries to the ‘Reflections of The Lord Mayor’ competition must be uploaded and received via WeTransfer no later than 5pm Tuesday, 5th March 2019.
For further details and an application forms, please see the Glaziers’ Company website.