Competitions

PERFECTION IN MINIATURE AWARDS 2021

The Perfection in Miniature Awards have become an important part of our annual calendar & are always something we are very excited about. In 2021 we were not disappointed.

After the incredible entries we received for the 2020 PIMA, we hoped the craftsmen who have attended our shows over the last year would be able to produce some equally enthralling work. As you can see from the gallery below, we had some stunning entries which made judging this year very difficult.

Ahmed Al Thani, a collector of miniatures & a friend of Kensington Dollshouse Festival, came up with the idea for the PIMA back in 2015. He wanted to encourage our talented makers to really push themselves & create something that usually, they wouldn’t have the need to do. Often makers get caught up with orders & commissions, which makes it hard to focus on creating something new.

Not only was Ahmed the founder of this competition but he is also the sponsor & provides an incredibly generous prize package that can be a great help to our hard working craftsmen.

As usual, all the entries were on display at the KDF London Showcase. This is an incredibly varied collection of work from our talented makers & once again the visitors to our show were able to vote for their favourite entries in the ‘People’s Choice Award’ (PCA). Interestingly, this time the winner of the PCA was different from our main winner, but many of the highly commended pieces were runners up in the PCA too.

The gallery below shows the winners, runners up & all the entries in this year’s competition. We will be post more info & photos on some of the entries soon.

Winners & runners up in the PIMA from 2015 – 2020

Current competitions

We currently have one competition, organised by us, to encourage our makers to improve their work try out new techniques.

More information on this competitions can be found below. If you have any questions, please contact us in at LDF HQ.

KDF Cup 2021

Every year the Kensington Dollshouse Festival awards the KDF Cup. The competition has been running since 2006 when it was developed to encourage all KDF stall holders to think seriously about the display & customer service elements of their stand.…
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Notes from a PIMA Judge

Judging of the Perfection in Miniature Awards 2020 is always a tough & emotional experience. Caroline Hamilton tells us more about the judging process. “This judging job is getting harder every year as the variety and standard of work goes…
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Umbrellas at the ready.

Ladies knickers, Gin & a scrubbing brush. Lateral thinking is always needed when creating mini masterpieces. The Perfection in Miniature Awards have become the highlight of our year at LDF HQ. This year in particular has been super-exciting, as the…
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Cornellieson Gallery

Nellie Artemysia McKay looks at things in a different way. A talented artist, who wants to take things into the virtual world. She has been exhibiting her paintings at the LDF Shows for only a year, but in that time…
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Perfection in Miniature Awards (LDF Exhibitors)

The PIMA have been running since 2015 in association with Ahmed Al Thani, a regular visitor to KDF who wants to encourage the development of the miniatures industry & encourage all our talented exhibitors to create their best work. Judges…
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