NHV Hat Competition 2019
Welcome to the 14e edition of the NHV International Hat Competition 'City Styles'!
For the 2019 competition, you are asked to design a (cocktail) hat or fascinator with one of the three preselected urban outfits. Each outfit is connected to a leading fashion city, namely Paris, Milan and London.
The ladies outfit Paris exudes the elegance of the city. It is a black dress, with pearls in it. With the many accessories you can stroll très chic through Paris from one fashion house to another.
outfit Milan is also a ladies outfit. The printed floral green trouser suit is made of a Jacquard fabric. An outfit to be seen as a donna di moda in the shopping streets of Milan.
London creates a new touch in the competition. It is a men's outfit that Savile Row is jealous of. With the velvet jacket and the woolen cloak you are dressed for success in London.
Everyone can register for this competition, whether you are a hobbyist, a professional, advanced or starting hatter, living in the Netherlands or across the border.
An annually changing jury of experts will select from the entries on the basis of originality, quality and hat craftsmanship a selection of 10 nominated hats, from which the winning design will then be chosen.
De the final registration date is 1 February 2019. A maximum of 50 designers can participate in the contest, so do not wait too long to register.
After receipt of your registration and payment of the participation fee, a photo & color card of the outfits will be sent to you by post.
The submitted designs are on 1 June 2019 presented in an opening show by fashion house Jansen-Noy in Sevenum. After the show, the winners of the design competition will be announced. The competition hats will remain on display in Sevenum after the opening show for several weeks. Further information about this day will follow in March.
The winner will of course receive the silver NHV hat pin. In addition, the following prizes have been made available:
Voucher fa. De Vroeij worth € 350
Voucher Artipistilos worth € 300
Hat block Guy Morse-Brown worth € 200
Voucher Plooij Hats & Materials worth € 300
Introduction workshop Fosshape by Pierre & Pierre
Male model hat block (size 58) Hat molds
Voucher The Trimming Company worth € 300
Workshop Silk flower + book
The costs for participation are € 35 for members and € 50 for non-members.
Participants have free access to the opening show in June and receive a photo book with all submitted designs after the show.
For all participants applies: your competition hat serves appearance 15 April 2018 to have been received at the delivery address. Send the following information by e-mail as well as by mail (in the box of your competition hat):
- A picture of your hat on the head of a doll or person
- A label with the address to which the hat must be returned
- A post return stamp
- Explanation about the materials used and your inspiration
p / a NHV
Jozef Israëlsplein 8
2596 AS The Hague
View previous entries
Curious about the creations of participating designers? View all entries from the past years in the photo gallery.