The 2014 winner was Felicity Hollis, who received her prize from the Master Scrivener in the presence of the Sheriffs of the City of London at a reception held in London on 4 February. Felicity has a Foundation Degree in Calligraphy and Design from the University of Sunderland and studied under Gerald Mynott and Veiko Kespersaks; she is also currently enrolled on the SSI Advanced Training Scheme.
Previous winners of the Scriveners’ prize include Anthea Power, Helen Scholes, Sally Mangum and Ann Bowen.
Entries for the 2015 prize are now being accepted. It will be awarded in the form of a certificate, a cheque for £500, and an opportunity to exhibit examples of the winner’s work at a livery event in the City of London. The works may also be featured on the Scriveners Company website.
Entries should consist of up to four pieces of original work by the entrant, which should not have been entered into any other competition, and which will be judged by the Master Scrivener and a panel of Scriveners Company and College of Arms experts. There is no restriction on style or content but illumination as well as calligraphic skills will be taken into account.
Entries should be received in the Clerk’s office (address below) by Friday 9 October 2015. The decision of the judges will be final. There are no age restrictions, but it is anticipated that the winner is more likely to be someone closer to the start of their career than a well-established practitioner, although the latter is by no means ruled out. The only requirement is that entrants should live and/or work in the UK.