Winner First Prize Open Bead Challenge; Judge’s & Public Vote
2020 Open Bead Challenge: the 2020 Open Bead Challenge as judged by International Tutor was judged in person by representatives of the Bead Society Committee in place of the International Guest Tutor who would normally have been the judge. Each entry was assigned a reference number only for judging to preserve their makers anonymity.
Catriona also won the public vote where each entry maintained the assigned reference number only for judging to preserve their maker’s anonymity.
The BSV Bead Challenge is an annual competition where all entrants start with an identical basic set of beads. This year the beads were based on the Pantone Colour of the Year – Classic Blue.
All the beads in the kit must be used to create a single beaded piece, but more beads or components may be added if required.
The finished piece needs to fit on a 30 x 30cm square tile and must fit within the tile. Usually the entries would be on display at the Expo for visitors to vote for their favourite piece, but this year visitors to the Virtual Bead Expo can vote online.
The competition was open to everyone, not just members.