Young Artisan of the Year

Young Artisan of the Year is cancelled for 2021 due to Covid restrictions.

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A highly prestigious competition open to anyone aged 14-23 years. Entries include Woodwork, Metalwork, Ceramics, Textiles and Design & Technology. Open to anyone living or studying in Berkshire, East Sussex, Hampshire (including the Isle of Wight), Kent, Surrey and West Sussex.This event embraces two of the South of England Agricultural Society’s objectives, namely to promote crafts and skills and to encourage young people to extend themselves and produce work of the highest standard. It is hoped that the Awards will provide financial assistance and publicity to encourage the successful candidates to pursue and broaden their skills.

Prizes will be awarded at the South of England Show on 11-13th June 2020.

Competition details

There are five classes:
Wood – predominantly wood, but may incorporate metal, glass or leather
Metal – including silver, decorative iron work and functional metal fabrication
Ceramics – an article made from clay or stoneware that has been fired
Textiles – a finished article in any fabric including leather
Design and Technology – an article designed to fulfil a need and made from a combination of materials, or a single material

Artisan – a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.

Any enquiries please contact Wiz Crockford
Tel: 01444 892700 x204

Click here for further information on how to enter the competition.

2019 Overall Winners


Generously supported by:

Mrs J Slaughter

Mrs E C Hayward

Mr I Crook

Mr H Price

Mr S & Mrs J Cockburn

Sponsorship opportunities are available