MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION

Please check the requirements and deadlines for all awards carefully. Each piece of embroidery in every category requires one entry form. The entry forms provide the information used to make the display tags, organize and track the entries, and purchase insurance.

  • If eight people each embroider one piece and group those eight pieces as one entry, each person must complete an entry form.
  • One entry form must be completed if eight people embroider on the same piece and enter that one piece.

April 15, 2024: ODA- and PTA-specific entry forms due to Education Director

April 15, 2024: Members’ Exhibition Entry forms due for ALL pieces in the exhibition

May 10, 2024: Shipped entries due

All forms are available online and as PDFs. Download PDF forms to your device before you fill them out.
Otherwise, the information will be lost.

Preparing to Complete the ONLINE Forms

If you need help completing the ONLINE forms or submitting photographs or files, contact the technical specialist at techspecialist@eac-acb.ca or 705-471-4016 (Eastern Time).

You must submit a digital photograph of your piece with your ONLINE entry form – it is a required field. An error message will display if it isn’t attached, and the form will not be sent. The digital file must be in a .jpg or .png format and no larger than 3MB.

The Seminar Group Project Award requires information about the participants; if you use the ONLINE form, you must submit a digital file in .txt or .pdf format.

The Seminar Theme Award requires a statement; if you use the ONLINE form, you must submit a digital file in .txt or .pdf format.

Original Design Award & Pulled Thread Award

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 Original Design Award and the Pulled Thread Award entry forms and supporting documents for the specific award to the Education Director before April 15, 2024. education@eac-acb.ca
  • In addition, a Members’ Exhibition Entry Form must be submitted by April 15, 2024. Later entries will not be accepted. 2024exhibition@eac-acb.ca
  • Judging is done separately for the Original Design Award and Pulled Thread Award. All embroidered entries must be shipped and received by May 10, 2024. Ship to:
    Exhibition 2024
    c/o Marj Gavigan
    6001 Koep Ave
    Regina, SK S4X 0H5

Original Design Award: This award is for 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.

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.

Seminar Group Project Award

The Seminar Group Project Intent to Submit deadline is February 1, 2024.

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

If eight people each embroider one piece and group those eight pieces as one entry, each person must complete an entry form. One entry form must be completed if eight people embroider on the same piece and enter that one piece.

The Seminar Group Project Display Information Form and the Members’ Exhibition Entry Form(s) must be received by the Seminar Committee by May 10, 2024.

In addition, each separate piece in a group entry must have a members’ exhibition form.

The ONLINE Seminar Group Project Display Information Form requires a list of members in the group, and you will need to submit a digital file. An error message will display if it isn’t attached, and the form will not be sent. The file must be in a .txt or .pdf format.

You may submit a digital photograph of the item that inspired the group entry. The digital file must be in a .jpg or .png format and no larger than 3MB.

If you are having trouble with the file format or resizing the file, ask a friend for help or reach out to the technical specialist at techspecialist@eac-acb.ca or 705-471-4016 (Eastern Time).

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, “Endless Horizons.”

An Exhibition Entry Form must be received by the Exhibition Committee (2024exhibition@eac-acb.ca) by April 15, 2024. In addition, each entry must include a statement of one page or less outlining the development of the design. This statement will be displayed with the piece, so don’t put your name on the front.

Entries must be worked with a threaded needle, have been completed in the previous three years before Seminar 2024 and have not been entered in any previous national EAC/ACB exhibition.

Display Only

Exhibition Only: This category is open to all current EAC/ACB members and Seminar 2024 instructors who want to display their embroidery. An Exhibition Entry Form must be received by the Exhibition Committee by April 15, 2024.

Education Display: Members who have completed EAC/ACB correspondence courses are invited to submit all material prepared during their study for exhibition during the seminar. An Exhibition Entry Form must be received by the Exhibition Committee by April 15, 2024.

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 Exhibit Only Category. Instructors teaching at Seminar 2024 are not eligible for the Viewers’ Choice Award or Seminar Theme Award competitions. They may enter the Exhibition Only Category. The Seminar Committee is not responsible for loss or damage.

An entry form must be completed for all pieces in the exhibition, even those for display only. By submitting an entry, the entrants give permission for photos of their entry to be used for EAC/ACB and the host chapter’s promotional purposes.

Exhibition Entries

It is recommended that embroideries with glass be hand-delivered. The piece must be appropriately equipped for hanging or display. The Exhibition 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. Official photographs will be taken of all entries and may be used for promotional purposes by EAC/ACB and the host chapter.

Exhibition Entry Forms

The Seminar Committee must receive the entry form and a colour photograph of the entry by April 15, 2024. Late entries will not be accepted. Email to 2024exhibition@eac-acb.ca or mail to:
Exhibition 2024
c/o Marj Gavigan
6001 Koep Ave
Regina, SK S4X 0H5

Entries being Shipped

Shipping costs to and from the seminar are paid by the individual. Seminar 2024 will not cover these costs. 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 when your piece arrives and when it is shipped for return. Shipped entries must arrive no later than May 10, 2024.

Exhibition 2024
c/o Marj Gavigan
6001 Koep Ave
Regina, SK S4X 0H5

Entries Delivered in Person

Pieces being delivered in person must include a copy of the entry form. Entries must be dropped off at the Members’ Exhibition between noon and 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2024.