International annual competition & exhibition
The hat competition is getting more and more interest at home and abroad and has built up a good reputation in a very short time. We first brought in Belgian members, in recent years we were also able to welcome German, English, Australian, Norwegian, French and American participants.
Everyone can register for the NHV hat contest / exhibition, from renowned hat designers to passionate one-time hobbyists. The subject leaves a lot of room for the maker's imagination. This is clearly visible in the great diversity and high quality of the entries.
Maximum 50 hats can eventually participate in the opening hat show and the three-week exhibition that accompanies this competition. An annually changing jury sets the selection from the entries based on originality, quality and hat craftsmanship, from which the winning design is then chosen. The public can vote for her own favorite hat.
NHV Professional jury prize
1e price - NHV 'De Zilveren Hoedenspeld' and vouchers for materials
2e price - Gift vouchers for materials
3e price - Gift vouchers for materials
NHV Audience Award
1e price - NHV hat brooch
For the NHV Hoedenwedstrijd 2018 again an assignment was chosen with an NHV competition block. Especially for this edition Hoedenmallen Van der Broek has designed a hat block.
The theme of the 2017 hat competition was 'Unlock your block'. On 10 June 2017 has at the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn opening show of all entries.
Arjan Schippers with 'Diamonds are a hat's best friend'
Meta Leefkens with 'Wink'
(photo below left)
Céline Evrard with 'Blue night'
(photo bottom right)
Curious about even more creations from participating designers? View all entries from the past years in the photo gallery.