News and Events - The Fiona Woolf competition

Friday 2 May 2014

To celebrate the election of Honorary Liveryman Turner, Fiona Woolf, as Lord Mayor of London the open competition in October 2014, will be held in her honour. This is an open competition with a very broad theme: 'The Square Mile's energy to transform lives'. The theme for the competition reflects Fiona's belief that the City of London has the energy and talent for innovation to meet the momentous challenges that face society - it has 'the energy to transform lives'.

Criteria for inclusion of work in the competition:

1. The piece should be of a size suitable for display on a shelf or tabletop.

2. The piece must be primarily created on the lathe, but you are free to incorporate materials other than wood and/or use other techniques.

3. Interpretation of the theme is left to the turner. The piece will be judged for the quality of work and how it relates to the theme. It must be new, original and specifically created for the competition.

4. The turner should have fun making it. There will be a special prize for the best entry by a school child.


Prizes of £1,250, £500 and £250 will be awarded.

There will be a separate award for school children.


Date: 28-29 October 2014

Address: Apothecaries Hall, Blackfriars Lane, London, EC4V 6EJ