With the Hat Around the World - 2013

'World in Perspective'

This was the theme for the closing of the hat competition series 'Werelddelen'.

How do you see the world?

Do you see the world through dark glasses or colored glasses? Are you in the middle of the world or are you looking from the sidelines? Do you mainly live in your own world or do you see a larger whole?

Some fifty hat designers have thought about these questions and are inspired by an original design for the NHV hat contest 2013.

The winning designs

On Saturday 16 November 2013 the opening show of all these unique competition creations took place in the Kunstuitleen in Rotterdam. After the sparkling show, the professional jury announced the ten nominees and the winner of the NHV Vakprijs 2013.

Nominated designs


Left photo, from left to right: Hot Lunter Haagsma, Meta Leefkens, Yvonne van den Bovenkamp, ‚Äč‚ÄčEmmy Jaarsma and Marcella de Bruijne.
Right photofrom left to right: Elly Stemerdink, Dini the Lion, Liesbeth van Well, Maike de Vries and Rolien Korstjens.

The winners

The three winning designs were chosen from these ten nominations. With her design 'No shadow without light', Marcella de Bruijne became first and thus also winner of the NHV Vakprijs 2013.
The second prize was won by Meta Leefkens with her creation 'Terror' and the third prize by Liesbeth van Well with her design 'It is all about people'.


From left to right: Liesbeth van Well, Meta Leefkens and Marcella de Bruijne.


hat contest - 2013-001Have not you been to the opening show and would you still like to view all the designs? Until 14 December, all submitted models for the 2013 Hat Show will be exhibited at the Art Library in Rotterdam.

Kunstuitleen Rotterdam
New Binnenweg 75
3014 GE Rotterdam

The Kunstuitleen is located near the Museum Quarter and is easily accessible by public transport (from Rotterdam Central Station take tram line 4 - direction Spangen - and get off at busstop Bloemkwekersstraat).

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Curious about all the creations of the participating designers? View all entries in the photo gallery.



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