The Judith Harris Memorial Award for Young Enamellers

The objective of the Award is to encourage young people under 18, who are members of the Guild through junior, family, school or corporate membership, to create and submit work to the Guild exhibition at Conference each year. Recognition of the efforts of the winner of each age category will be in the form of an award, £25 of WG Ball Vouchers, a certificate and a year’s free membership of the Guild. In addition their work will be featured in the Guild Journal.

How to Enter
Any young person under 18 who has junior, family, school or corporate membership can enter for the award. The application form is available online in the members area and must be submitted before the annual conference.

There are 3 age categories

  • Under 11
  • Under 16
  • Under 18


What to Enter
Any aspect of enamelling in any technique or range of techniques may be submitted in any format; wall pieces, bowls, jewellery etc.
Individual junior or family members may enter one piece each.
Schools and corporate members may submit a maximum of 3 pieces.

Important Information
All entrants must supply the following information with their entry:-

  • Name and membership number (this should also be clearly marked on the back of the work).
  • The age category they are submitting work for
  • The title of the piece of work.
  • Details of which techniques were used and if they received any help with the work.
  • The name of the adult who is responsible for transporting the work to and from Conference.


The work must be submitted through an adult Guild member, who can bring it to Conference and return it afterwards (All works are sent at the owners own risk. The Guild cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to work whilst on display or in transit.)

The judging panel will comprise of the Awards and Selection Officer, the Bursary Officer and an invited member of the Guild who is attending Conference over the weekend.

The winner of each age category will be announced at the Awards presentations at Conference. The award, WG Ball vouchers and certificate will be handed to the adult who submitted the work to pass on to the winner. The award may be held for one year only. It will be the responsibility of the winner to return the award to the Guild in good time for the following year’s Conference. The membership officer will process their free membership for the following year. In the case of a school or corporate entry, the membership will be for the school, club or corporation not the individual.

Any young person who submits work for the award may attend the Awards presentation but  they must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Application Form
The application form has two parts, the first must be completed by the applicant and the second by the parent or guardian of the applicant. Please log in to complete the application form.