The Mr X Stitch Student Needlework Prize

Are you a student in love with needlework? Are you a textile artist in training?
It is great to share your work with people you know, but if you love what you do, maybe it’s time you get the recognition you deserve by becoming an award-winning artist!

Welcome to the MrXStitch Student Needlework Prize, a juried competition that gives you the opportunity to submit your best work and win international acclaim (and money!).

There are four categories that you can enter:

The Mr X Stitch Student Needlework Prize Hand Embroidery Category
The Mr X Stitch Student Needlework Prize Machine Embroidery Category
The Mr X Stitch Student Needlework Prize 3D Textiles Category
The Mr X Stitch Student Needlework Prize Mixed Media Category

To enter you can purchase your entry ticket at the XStitch Magazine website for only £10.

The Mr X Stitch Student Needlework Prize is a judged competition and we have a fantastic selection of judges who are eager to discover new talent:

Danielle Clough

Danielle Clough – The embroidery artist known as Fiancé Knowles

Lizzy Chambers

Lizzy Chambers, Coordinator of the Hand & Lock Embroidery Prize

Pete Tarrant

Pete Tarrant, digital machine embroidery ambassador

Helen Adams, the Textile Curator

Dr Sarah Joy Ford

Dr. Sarah Joy Ford, needlework scholar and artist

Jamie "Mr X Stitch" Chalmers

Jamie Chalmers, aka Mr X Stitch

You have until 31st March to submit your work, and judging will take place in April. The winners will be announced in May 2024. You can find more information about the Prize in our Student Prize FAQs section.

The Mr X Stitch Student Needlework Prize