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The Bert Marsh Competitions for Company Members and Turning Certificate Holders

These competitions are in memory of Bert Marsh who helped organise past competitions and encouraged Company members to get turning and to take part.

Who can enter?

There are THREE competitions.  Any Freeman or Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Turners who is an amateur turner may enter the Company Novice Turner competition (if they are not a past prize winner in a Company competition), or the Company Experienced Turner competition (if they have previously won a prize).  Any holder of the Company Certificate in Turning may enter the Company Certificate competition.


Any piece of work, with no restriction as to subject, size or style.  There is no restriction on the number of entries by each competitor.


Pieces should not have been entered in any other Company competition.  Pieces entered for the Company Certificate competition should have been created since your certificate was awarded.

Work should be plain turning by hand by the competitor except for commercially made components such as screws.  Carving, polychromatic assembly, marquetry, inlay and the like may be incorporated.  Any combination of legally sourced materials may be used.  Fractal burning may not be used.


For the Company Novice competition: a trophy, a bottle of wine.  For the Company Experienced competition, a trophy, a bottle of wine.

For the Company Certificate competition: First prize £250, second prize £100.

No competitor will be awarded more than one prize.


General Conditions of entry, including times for delivery, judging, prize giving, viewing, and collection of entries after the event can be viewed here: General Conditions of entry 2021





OR email or post your entry: PDF Entry Form



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