Ontario Handspinning Seminar

2021 | Awards

In 2021 as the Seminar goes virtual, logistical considerations mean that we will be giving out the following two awards, this year.

New to the Seminar Award.  This award will go to the first person to register who are attending the Seminar for the first time. The award will be the registration fee, along with $50.00. Encourage new participants to send their registration early!

WOW! Award.  This award of $50.00 is judged by the Ontario Handspinning Seminar Display Co-ordinators. It is in recognition of an article that inspires the viewer to say 'WOW!" All articles submitted and on display are eligible.

We hope in 2022 that the Seminar will resume as an In-Person event and that the following awards will be resumed.  Until then, the following awards will be on hiatus.  Thank you for your understanding.  We look forward to seeing your technically challenging and creative handspun items!

 

Founder's Award.  This competition honours the Founders of the Ontario Handspinning Seminar: Edna Blackburn, Ted Carson and Dorothy Kirk. The award is $100.00 and is presented to the person with the best article on display, made from 100% handspun yarn. The Seminar attendees, who cast ballots for their favourite piece, are the judges.

Barb Patterson Award. This award of $50.00 honours Barb Patterson, one of the founding members of The Grand River Spinners and Weavers Guild. It is presented for the “Best Skein by a Novice Spinner”

Baggie Challenge Award.  This $50.00 award recognizes an item created from fibre received from the previous year's Seminar.  Ballots are cast by the Seminar attendees.

Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Award.  This award of $100.00 is presented by the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners. The award is given in recognition of the article on display that demonstrates 'the best use of handspun yarn in a handwoven article.'  Judges are provided by the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners.

President's Award of Excellence.  This award of $100.00 is given in recognition of an item made of 100% handspun yarn using a textile construction method which embodies a unique interpretation, demonstrates a fresh, individual approach and expresses personal creativity,' as judged by a President (current or former), or an appointee of the Ontario Handspinning Seminar Board of Directors.

* All awards are subject to change depending upon the board and/or committee in any given year.

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Ontario Handspinning Seminar

Code of Behaviour

The Ontario Handspinning Seminar strives to promote and establish a safe, respectful and positive atmosphere:

  • for shared knowledge

  • for respect of ideas, cultures and values

  • in a common space for learning

 

We also respect the policies of the facilities where we hold the Ontario Handspinning Seminar and the support services that make this annual event a success.

Ontario Handspinning Seminar

Code of Behaviour

The Ontario Handspinning Seminar strives to promote and establish a safe, respectful and positive atmosphere:

  • for shared knowledge

  • for respect of ideas, cultures and values

  • in a common space for learning

 

We also respect the policies of the facilities where we hold the Ontario Handspinning Seminar and the support services that make this annual event a success.

Ontario Handspinning Seminar

Code of Behaviour

The Ontario Handspinning Seminar strives to promote and establish a safe, respectful and positive atmosphere:

  • for shared knowledge

  • for respect of ideas, cultures and values

  • in a common space for learning

 

We also respect the policies of the facilities where we hold the Ontario Handspinning Seminar and the support services that make this annual event a success.