We are delighted to circulate details of an exciting competition for emerging wood and stone carvers. The Award opened for stage 1 applications a couple of weeks ago but there is still a little time left for submissions to be made, before the deadline of 16th April.
As part of the Grinling Gibbons Tercentenary festival Grinling Gibbons Society and Master Carvers’ Association have created an Award for emerging/early-career carvers in stone and wood. The project has been funded with the assistance of the Carpenters’ Company, the Worshipful Company of Masons and the Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers. Apart from monetary prizes, the Prince’s Foundation are also offering places at their annual summer school for the two first place winners.
However, the aim is that all fourteen candidates (7 in wood and 7 in stone) who go through to stage two of the Award will benefit through exposure, experience and mentoring from more established carvers to help them in advancing their profession.
More about the aims and outcomes of the Award is detailed in the Award introduction, brief and application form (click to download). Further information is also available on the website: Grinling Gibbons 300 Award.
The YCCC warmly encourages members to circulate details to stone and wood carvers who are at an early stage in their careers, and to consider making an application.