The Perfection in Miniature Awards (PIMA) are back in 2021. The competition is in association with Ahmed Al Thani, a regular visitor to our shows, who generously sponsors these awards.
Over the last 6 years, the PIMA have become an important part of our annual calendar. The aim of the competition is to encourage all the talented craftsmen who exhibit at our shows, to create something really special, something that pushes them to try new things & learn new skills, hence raising the standard of this incredible artform even further. We are hoping that we can find a gallery in London this year, to exhibit the winners & runners up of the PIMA after the KDF London Showcase in September.
Exhibitors who took part in the Online Showcases in November 2020 & May 2021 are eligible to enter the PIMA along with exhibitors in the KDF London Showcase in September. (We will be more flexible about who can enter this year, as some craftsmen may have to cancel their trip to the London Show due to COVID restrictions, so will look at each particular case in question separately)
We are looking for miniatures of the highest standard, handmade & unique, showing skill & imagination. This competition is not necessarily replicating something perfectly in miniature, it can also be about making a unique item, something never seen before, somehow replicating our world or another world in miniature.
Judges will be looking for:
1: A high level of skill in the discipline you have chosen (woodwork, metalwork, doll making etc)
2: Detail in scale & proportion.
3: Good use of materials.
4: Imaginative, unique ideas & designs.
5: Craftsmen who push their work to a higher level than previously achieved.
The Prize fund is once:
1st Prize: £ 6000
2nd Prize: £ 3000
3rd Prize: £ 1500
People’s Choice Award: £ 250
The deadline for all entries to be registered with KDF is AUGUST 10TH 2021. All entries will be on display at the KDF London Showcase in September. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony at the KDF London Showcase, with the winner of the People’s Choice Award being announced live at the end of the show.
To enter, you must register your miniature with us by AUGUST 10TH 2021. Once we have received your registration, we will send you a confirmation letter with an entry number & other important information. Entries must either be posted to the KDF Office prior to the KDF London Showcase, or delivered directly to the KDF London Showcase on the evening before the show begins. The registration form will be available on our website soon, or you can contact us in the office & we can post or email you a copy.
The 2020 entries in the PIMA were out of this world & we really hope that PIMA 2021 will be just as good. Please contact us at LDF HQ if you have any questions about the awards.
Download the PIMA 2021 registration form HERE
Some of the 2020 entries lined up for judging