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City Lit - benchpeg Awards 2015

Story added 2nd Jun 2015

The City Lit benchpeg Awards are now in their third year. The annual competition invites current students at City Lit to enter work, with three category options - beginners, intermediate and advanced.

Students can submit work whether they have studied at City Lit for ten years or ten hours. It is truly an award for all levels of jewellery makers, silversmiths and metal workers.

Awards are given for three category winners and each award offers a range of prizes provided by the award sponsors. This year's sponsors are: 

All shortlisted pieces plus other entries to the competition are now on display in our foyer.

This year’s competition winners will be announced at the private view on Thursday 11 June.

Congratulations to this year's shortlisted students. 

Related events

  • benchpeg awards exhibition - 2 - 28 June in the foyer
  • benchpeg awards evening - 11 June, 6-8pm
  • Clare John book signing and demonstration - 11 June from 6pm
  • Jewellery pop-up shops - 9 - 11 June in the foyer 
  • Design showcase for the Sue Fletcher Ruby Wedding competition, including earrings by winning student Lesley Andrews.
  • Make a pair of beaded earrings with Julia Lyell, Emerging Makers in Residence - 10 June, 12-5pm. £5 - no booking required. 

More info

>> See photos of this year's shortlisted work in our Facebook gallery

>> See photos of last year's winners and prize-giving event

>> Read an interview with 2014 Intermediate category award winner Eleanor Watson 

>> See photos of the 2013 winners and prize giving event

>> Find out more about jewellery at City Lit 

Photo: shortlisted entry by Elaine Kellman (beginners category)