Current competitions

We currently have two annual competitions, for KDF Exhibitors to take part in. The ‘Perfection in Miniature Awards’ is a competition for all LDF Exhibitors who take part in any LDF show, including the LDF online showcases. The ‘LDF Debut Award’ is for newcomers to our LIVE events only.

Both these competition run from the Christmas Show to the Summer show, with the winners being announced during the summer show in May.

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


The Perfection in Miniature Awards have become an important part of our annual calendar & are always something we are very excited about. The competition is focused around the Kensington Dollshouse Festival Summer Show

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.

Judging the competition is always hard, as there is such variety in the work that is entered, but our experienced judges are up for the challenge. Judging takes place the evening prior to the KDF Summer Show where all the entries are on display. This is an incredibly varied collection of work from our talented makers & we encourage our visitors to our show to vote for their favourite entries in the ‘People’s Choice Award’ (PCA).

The gallery below shows all winners & runner ups in the Perfection in Miniature Awards since its beginnings in 2015.

Winners & runners up in all previous Perfection in Miniature Awards 2015-2023

The Creation of Mrs Greta Boyd.

Sarah Hendry talks about the heartache & process that went in to making her extraordinary PIMA entry. I had years of frustration wanting to enter the PIMA competition but lacked the time and energy I felt was needed, I wanted…
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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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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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