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

This year, we have been working with The Royal Collections to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Queen Mary’s Dolls House so we have a theme to the PIMA this year. “And the next 100 years” asks our exhibitors to create a miniature that maybe would have been included in Queen Mary’s Dolls House if it had be made at some point after 1924. The miniature must be in 1:12 scale & be an item that could be placed in the dolls house. The item must be something that was designed/invented/created in the last 100 years.

We are also pleased to announce that some of the entries in this year’s competition will be part of a display at The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers’ Summer Exhibition at Bankside Gallery on London’s Southbank from June 26th – July 6th.

The gallery below shows all entries in the Perfection in Miniature Awards 2024.

Entries in The Perfection in Miniature Awards 2024

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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