The Worshipful Company of Turners

Supporting the Craft, City and Charity for over four hundred years

The following details apply to all the competitions and entries.

General Conditions of Entry 2018

How to enter

Choose the competition you want to enter, read through the detailed sheet on the website relevant to that competition, and complete the entry form which is attached to that sheet.

Email the entry form to The Worshipful Company of Turners or post to the Turners’ Company, Skinners’ Hall, 8 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2SP.

Please do this as early as you can as it helps with the administration. Please do not wait untill you deliver the piece.

How to get your entry to the venue

  • Deliver by mail, courier or in person to the Turners’ Company office (address above) before 17.00 on Thursday 22 November
  • Deliver to Carpenters’ Hall Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2JJ between 9.30 and 12 noon on Monday 26 November
  • Deliver to regional collection points set out below, by 15 November unless otherwise stated.

Regional collection points

Portishead, Bristol by 12 October – – 07976 402 960

Andover – Peter Gibson                – 07950 803 640

Lowestoft – Darren Breeze – 07714 983 275

Stone, Staffs (at the AWGB seminar, October 5-7) – Christopher Scott – 07809 438 737

Barlow, Derbyshire – Gerry Marlow – 01142 891 210

Harrogate (at the Woodworking show 16-18 November)               – Christopher Scott – 07809 438 737

St Andrews, Fife – Frazer Reid – 07753 283 144

Packaging and labelling of entries

Entries should be in a robust box addressed to the Company (address above), with your name and address and the word “COMPETITION” on the outside.

Each piece to be accompanied by note saying which competition it’s entered for, the wood and finish, and if you think you need to, what the piece depicts.

We will match the pieces with your entry form and put all this information on a card by your piece after the competitions have been judged.  Sign and date each entry on the base.  We’ll put a sticky label on top of it so the judges can’t see your name.

Any questions, please contact Becca Baker in the Turners’ Company office 020 7236 3605


The Judges’ decision shall be final and binding on all competitors.  No prizes will be awarded if the best entries are considered by the judges to be of insufficiently high standard.


Prize giving will be at Carpenters’ Hall at 4.00pm on Tuesday 27 November.


If you want to offer your piece(s) for sale, state the price on the entry form and/or add it to the information when you submit the piece.

The Company will manage a sales point in the competition area and will remit the proceeds to you, less 15% commission which includes any credit card fee.

As a general rule, sold items should remain on the competition tables until 4pm on Tuesday 27 November.

If there are costs for the Company in delivering the piece to the purchaser they will normally be met by the competitor as a further deduction from the sale price.

Data Protection

By entering this competition, you agree to the Company retaining your details for the purpose contacting you with regards to related events and activities.  We promise that we will not share your data with any third party for their marketing or fundraising purposes.  We will keep your data safe and secure.  You can request that we remove your details from our database at any time.


A condition of entry is that you grant the Company or its agents the right to photograph the entry/entries (the copyright of which shall belong to the Company) and to use the images to promote the craft of turning.

Return of entries

Pieces can be collected from Carpenters’ Hall after 4pm on Tuesday 27 November. If they’re still there by 6pm they will be taken to the Company office and we’ll contact you to arrange the return of your item(s).  This doesn’t of course apply to pieces that have been sold or to the first prize in those competitions where there is a condition that the piece is retained by the Company for its archive.

Physical security

The Carpenters’ Company is responsible for the overall security of the Hall.   The Turners’ Company will arrange for additional security around the competition tables.  Although entry to the Hall will be controlled, be aware that the exhibition is open to any member of the public and neither the Turners’ Company nor Carpenters’ Company can be held responsible in the unlikely event of a theft taking place.

Public opening times

The Hall will be open to the public on Tuesday 27 November from 1000 to 1600.  Entry is free.  It’s not essential to book, but it would be really helpful if visitors could register through Eventbrite at Turners’ Company 2018 Exhibition Day.  This will allow us to anticipate the flow of people.


There is no catering provision within Carpenters’ Hall but there are numerous food outlets nearby.

Marketing the events

The Turners’ Company will be marketing the event, but please help us by broadcasting it as widely as possible so that we have lots of entries and lots of visitors.


Please refer any query in the first instance to Becca Baker in the Turners’ Company office 020 7236 3605


General Conditions of Entry 2018

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