Quilt Contest

Rules The quilt must be designed originally by the applicant and not be published in any media such as magazines, books, etc.
  • Please mention if the quilt has been accepted or won a prize in a contest in any country.
  • Without permission, you cannot use any characters or photos protected by copyright.
  • You may be disqualified when your quilt is proved to a copy of another work.
  • You can enter several categories, up to 5 quilts totally.
  • You can choose which quilt you apply to the second screening when several of your quilt pass the first screening.
Theme My Favorite Thing
Category
  • Quilt
    size large: over 150cm and less than 220cm on a side
    small: over 40cm and less than 50cm on a side
    Traditional: Quilts made with traditional patchwork patterns including quilt with adopted traditional pattern/s and quilts of similar composition to antique quilts.
    Original: Quilts designed originally including quilts of designs developed from traditional pattern/s.
  • Quilts by high school students
    Quilts must be consisted of two pieces of fabric with batting inside and be quilted. Top is made using technique/s such as patchwork, applique and embroidery.
    size: over 40cm and less than 50cm on a side
  • Bags of any size
Judging
  • By photo (free)
    The first judging will be done in early February 2019.
    The results will be sent by February 28, Thursday.
    The submitted photos and papers will not returned.
  • By real works (Judging fee is required)
    The first judging will be done in early March, 2019.
    The results will be sent by March 29, Friday.
    【Fee】
    Large quilt \5000, small quilt \3000 (including tax)
    For students: free
    Bag \3000 (including tax)
    • The shipping to the contest office is covered by the applicant.
    • The fee is including the return shipping, storage, insurance, etc.
Presentation The accepted quilts will be displayed in the Quilt Time Festival where the award giving ceremony will be held.
Some of the award-winning quilts and bags will be published in Yomiuri Quilt Time magazine or its web site.
Award
Large Quilts, Traditional
The 1st 1quilt Certificate and prize(\200000)
The 2nd 1quilt Certificate and prize(\100000)
Encouragement Award 4 quilts Certificate and prize(\50000)
Small Quilts, Traditional
The 1st 1 quilt Certificate and prize(\100000)
The 2nd 1 quilt Certificate and prize(\50000)
Encouragement Award 1 quilt ertificate and prize(\30000)
Large Quilts, Original
The 1st 1 quilt Certificate and prize(\200000)
The 2nd 1 quilt Certificate and prize(\100000)
Encouragement Award 4 quilts Certificate and prize(\50000)
Small Quilts, Original
The 1st 1 quilt Certificate and prize(\100000)
The 2nd 1 quilt Certificate and prize(\50000)
Encouragement Award 1 quilt Certificate and prize(\30000)
Bags
The 1st 1 quilt Certificate and prize(\50000)
The 2nd 1 quilt Certificate and prize(\30000)
Encouragement Award 1 quilt Certificate and prize(\10000)
Quilts by High School Students
The 1st 1 quilt Certificate and prize
(book coupon for \30000)
The 2nd 1 quilt Certificate and prize
(book coupon for \10000)
Encouragement Award 1 quilt Certificate and prize
(book coupon for \5000)
Award from Sponsor & Yomiuri Quilt Time
Sponsor Award chosen from each category Sponsors will give prizes.
Yomiuri Quilt Time Award 5 works from each category Certificate and prize
Judges Suzuko Koseki (Quilt artist)
Yoko Ueda (Quilt artist)
Yosuke (Craft artist)
Naomi Ichikawa (Chief editor of Yomiuri Quilt Time magazine)
Special judges (announced in later November, 2018)
Deadline The application must arrive no later than January 31, Thursday, 2019.
Application method Snail Mail
Please send the printed 2 photos (L size, less than 13cm on a side).
One photo should show the whole work and the other should show the details.
Please write the category, title, size (length x width), your address, name, age, phone number and e-mail address on the back side of each photo.
  • When you submit several works, send all the photos in one envelope.
  • Only students who are under 18 years old can apply to the students category.
Register by Internet
Please send your entry form from here.
Register by Snail Mail Quilt Time Festival Contest Office
c/o Yomiuri Joho Kaihatsu
2-13-3 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8618 Japan
Inquiries Phone: +81-3-5212-1155
10:00-17:00 Monday-Friday
  • Close on Sat, Sun, National Holidays and Dec.29 – Jan. 4.
Fax:+81-3-5275-2654
E-mail: fes@quilt-jikan.jp
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