The award is entitled to adult members of the Guild with less than three years Enamelling experience. Its is assessed by the Chairman's Committee, which consists of the vice chairman, retiring chairman and present chairman.
The requirement for entry is three pieces of work showing three techniques; brief notes to accompany each piece and a personal statement. Guild members are only eligible to enter Hans Theilade once. Special provisions are made for disabled enamellers.
Work submitted cannot be used for any further Selection application.
Hans Theilade was a founder member of the Guild who worked tirelessly to introduce the delights of enamelling, in its simplest forms, to as many people as possible. He is remembered for "his sense of fun, experimentation and love of enamelling".