Exhibition

General Criteria for All Entries

Only EAC/ACB members are eligible to exhibit embroideries. You are not required to attend the seminar to be an exhibitor.

Check all category requirements carefully. Each entry must be worked with a threaded needle, and must not have been shown at a previous seminar. The member entering the embroidery must have stitched the piece being entered. Any member may have embroidery displayed in the Exhibition Only category.

Instructors who are teaching at Seminar 2021 are not eligible to enter the Viewers’ Choice Award or Seminar Theme Award competitions. They may enter the Exhibition Only category.

By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees that permission is given for the entry to be officially photographed for EAC/ACB and the host chapters’ purposes. Unofficial photography of exhibits is not permitted.

Exhibition Entries

  • It is recommended that embroideries with glass be hand-delivered.
  • The piece must be appropriately equipped for hanging or display. The seminar committee is not able to supply display equipment.
  • Marks identifying the stitcher will be covered until voting has been completed.
  • Receipts for entries will be issued. These are required when claiming pieces after the close of the Members’ Exhibition.

Exhibition Entry Forms

Entry forms and a colour photograph of the entry must be received by the seminar committee by April 1, 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.
Entry forms may be completed and photographs uploaded on our website, emailed or mailed.

Sandra Baker, Members’ Exhibition Forms
1581 – 15th Street SE
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2G2
Email: 2021exhibition@eac-acb.ca

Entry Shipping Instructions

Shipped entries must:

  • arrive in a reusable box
  • include a copy of the entry form
  • include return postage and insurance
  • include a self-addressed return label

Please have your identification on all packing materials. You will be advised via email (or include a self-addressed postcard) when your piece arrives.

The seminar committee is not responsible for loss or damage.

Shipped entries must arrive no later than May 10, 2021. Ship entries and a copy of your entry form to

Linda Brenner, Members’ Exhibition Pieces
3-7600 Gilbert Road
Richmond, BC V7C 3W2

Entries Delivered in Person at Seminar

Please note, that the deadline for receiving embroidery for the Original Design Award and Pulled Thread Award entries is May 10, 2021. Therefore, those entries must be shipped.

Pieces being delivered in person must include a copy of the entry form.
Entries must be dropped off at in Grand Ballroom C on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, between 2 and 5 p.m.


EAC/ACB Awards

Check the requirements for these awards carefully. Enquiries should be directed to the education director (education@eac-acb.ca).

Past winners of the Original Design Award and the Pulled Thread Award may not enter the same category in the two years following their win.

The EAC/ACB award application materials must be received by the education director (education@eac-acb.ca) by April 1, 2021.

In addition to the award-specific application form, the members’ exhibition entry forms, Original Design Award, or Pulled Thread Award categories must be submitted to and received by the seminar committee (2021exhibition@eac-acb.ca) by April 1, 2021.

Embroidered pieces for the Original Design Award and Pulled Thread Award must be received by the education director by May 10, 2021. Judging will take place before the onsite drop-off. Ship entries and a copy of your entry form to

Linda Brenner, Members’ Exhibition Pieces
3-7600 Gilbert Road
Richmond, BC V7C 3W2

Original Design Award

This award is based on an original embroidery with documentation to show the design process. There are two divisions, professional and non-professional.

A separate application package for the Original Design Award is available on the EAC/ACB website or from the education director (education@eac-acb.ca).

Pulled Thread Award

This award is for a pulled-thread embroidery. A separate application package for the Pulled Thread Award is available on the EAC/ACB website or from the education director (education@eac-acb.ca).

EAC/ACB Board Challenge

Stitch a piece of needlework that evokes this year’s theme, seaside, for you. Entries can be any size, use any technique, any ground fabric and need not be an original design. The board of directors will vote and award first, second and third place.

Entries must be worked with a threaded needle, have been completed in the previous three years before Seminar 2021 and not have been entered in any previous national EAC/ACB exhibition.

Each entry must be accompanied by a statement that explains how your needlework is inspired by the seaside theme (max. 250 words). This statement will be displayed with the piece. Submit the statement and the $5 entry fee with your piece.

The Leonida Leatherdale Award for Innovation in Embroidery

This award is given in honour of Leonida Leatherdale – the founder of both the Winnipeg Embroiderers’ Guild and the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada. This award will be presented for a work of needle art that best exemplifies Leonida’s vision and purpose, to encourage and promote the practice and knowledge of the art of embroidery in all its forms. The Leonida Leatherdale Award will be awarded for an original design or adaptation which takes the traditional art of needlework and raises it to new heights. Use your imagination!

Display Only

Exhibition Only

This category is open to all current EAC/ACB members and Seminar 2021 instructors who would like to display their embroidery.

Education Display

Members who have completed EAC/ACB correspondence courses are invited to submit all material prepared in the course of their study for exhibition during the seminar.

Seminar Awards

Seminar Theme Award

The Seminar Theme Award is chosen by EAC/ACB members attending the Members’ Exhibition. This competition is for original designs based on the seminar theme, Magical Mystery.

Each entry must be accompanied by a statement of one page or less outlining the development of the design. This statement will be displayed with the piece.

Entries must be worked with a threaded needle, have been completed in the previous three years before Seminar 2021 and not have been entered in any previous national EAC/ACB exhibition.

Viewers’ Choice Award

The Viewers’ Choice Award is chosen by EAC/ACB members and members of the public attending the Members’ Exhibition.

Entries must be worked with a threaded needle, have been completed in the previous three years before Seminar 2021 and not have been entered in any previous national EAC/ACB exhibition.

Seminar Group Project Award

The Seminar Group Project Award is chosen by EAC/ACB members and members of the public in attendance at the Members’ Exhibition.

A Seminar Group Project intent to submit notice must be received by the seminar committee (2021exhibition@eac-acb.ca) by February 1, 2021. The intent to submit must state how many pieces are being submitted, whether they can be hung or displayed on a table and the dimensions of each piece.

The Seminar Group Project Participants Form and the Seminar Group Project Display Entry Form must be received by the seminar committee (2021exhibition@eac-acb.ca) by April 1, 2021.