Hattember Competition

We are changing the way we run Hattember this year to give you a chance to use your creative skills and create your own hat and to win some amazing prizes for your creativity. We will still be raising funds for the John Skipper Kelly Fund as both a percentage of your registration and a percentage of the sale of the hats will go towards the fund. There are 2 categories to enter - Headpiece or Artisan Award.

    Category 1: Headpiece

    In this category, entrants are required to create a hat, headpiece or fascinator. You will be sent a bag of materials to create your competition entry. You must use (but not necessarily all of) every item in the bag – You may use up to 3 other elements to create your design. Judges will determine the winner of the headpiece award by – Original Design, Wearability and Quality Workmanship. Size should be made to fit a head fit of 22.5 inches or 57cm.

    Category 2: Artisan

    In this category, you are required to create a piece from the provided bag of Hatters Millinery Supplies Materials. This can be Wearable art, display art or a fashion accessory other than millinery that uses the materials in a unique and creative manner. As the items will be displayed in the Embellish Atelier shopfront, entries should be no bigger than 60 x 60 cm. Surprise us with your innovation to create items with our very beautiful high quality traditional millinery products. Judges will determine the winner of the Artisan award by – Creative use of materials, Aesthetic Sensibility and Quality Workmanship

    First Prize

    First Prize: $500 Hatters Millinery Supplies voucher + A 2-week millinery internship at Embellish Atelier + A Subscription to Ladies in Racing Magazine. Finalists will be notified on Monday 27th August at 12pm. The Winners will then be announced at the event on September 1st. The items will be held and displayed at our beautiful shop Embellish Atelier for the 30 days of September.

The story behind #Hattember

Award winning Milliner Catherine Kelly, the founder of Embellish Atelier, created the challenge with the aim to:

1. Raise funds for the John Skipper Kelly (JSK) Fund to create leadership opportunities for disadvantaged youth.

2. Promote wearing hats #hatsarenotjustfortheraces. They protect, identify, and create an individual statement. 

3. To promote the millinery industry. Visit Embellish Hats for more information.

Get Inspired

Need some inspiration? Visit the Hattember facebook page or follow @hattember and @embellish_hats on Instagram or post your own work using #hattember. There will also be an opportunity to sell your pieces as a part of the event. Commission on Sale of items will be 50%. If you wish to sell your piece, please include the retail price on the registration form. 20% of all profit will be donated to the John Skipper Kelly Fund sponsoring scholarships and opportunities for Youth for social purpose.


Create something magical this September with the #Hattember competition at Hatters Millinery Supplies

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