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Margaret Oppen Competition Information

The Margaret Oppen Prize was initiated in the 1970s to foster the achievement of excellence in original embroidery design and technique. Margaret Oppen was one of the founders of the Embroiderers’ Guild and was a driving force in promoting modern approaches to embroidery in NSW.  She always encouraged individuals to express themselves by producing their own designs and adopting an experimental approach, while respecting and maintaining their traditions.  

Entries with the theme "MY WORLD" are invited for the 2021 Margaret Oppen Prize.  

Judging categories for this competition are:
Contemporary work (General members)
Contemporary work (Tutors and past winners) 

First prize in each category will be $500. Highly Commended certificates may be awarded at the judges' discretion. 
The winners will be announced on Friday 8 October 2021 and will be exhibited in our gallery at 76 Queen Street Concord West until the end of October. 


Margaret Oppen Conditions of Entry - PDF Margaret Oppen Conditions of Entry - PDF (557 KB)

Margaret Oppen Entry Form 2021 - MS Word Margaret Oppen Entry Form 2021 - MS Word (30 KB)

Margaret Oppen Entry Form 2021 - PDF Margaret Oppen Entry Form 2021 - PDF (429 KB)

Announcement Saturday 17 October 2020
Entry Form due by  4pm Friday 27 August 2021
Deliver completed item/s by 4pm Sunday 26 September 2021
Winners announced Friday 8 October 2021
Exhibition of works Friday 8 October 2021 to  Sunday 31 October 2021

See previous competition results in our Photo Galleries