Here is a list of the monthly competition themes:

BWA Competitions will continue to be run in a “blended” format – a combination of in-hall entries and photos sent to the committee for collation and judging. The ‘virtual competition table’ is sent out to all BWA members in a PDF document.

Further information on the competition, including the rules, is available here

2024Competition Themes Assessment Theme
JanuarySomething with a small handle or similar. It could be a pen a corkscrew, knife etc
FebruaryA vegetable
MarchAn item that features some form of spirallingBox
AprilA tall thin vase – the height must be a minimum of 5 times the maximum diameter
MayA hollow form / bowl that includes a colouring technique and or pyrography
JuneAn item designed to hang on the wallBowl
JulySomething turned off-centre
AugustAn Item with a finial which is at least twice as tall as the body
SeptemberA bunch of flowersCandlestick(s)
OctoberAn urn with a pedestal foot and lid
NovemberA finely detailed item that is no bigger than 2 inches in any dimension
DecemberAnnual Christmas Ornament ChallengeTurned item with Finial

Only those who have entered pieces are listed in the tables below.

For the duration of the photo competition we will not be awarding a points bonus to those who do the judging. If one or more of the usual judges wishes to enter the competition, other judges are ready to step in to award points to their pieces. This isn’t possible in a live judging situation.

Points are awarded as follows:

  • 1st – 10 points
  • 2nd – 8 points
  • 3rd – 6 points
  • 4th – 4 points
  • 5th – 2 points