Hat contest 2014


The theme of the NHV Hoedenwedstrijd 2014 was 'Fairytales'. About fifty hat designers have dived into the fairy tale books and have thus been inspired by an original design for the NHV hat contest 2014.

The winning designs

The result was shown on Saturday 22 November 2014 during a whirling hat show. After the show, the chairman of the professional jury announced the nominees and the winners of the NHV Vakprijs 2014.
Curious about the creations of the participating designers? View all entries in the photo gallery.

De genomineerden


From left to right (on the head) - Gonny Kamerich, Clementine Jesterhoudt, Piet van Manen, Nienke Visser, Elly Stemerdink, Hotsche Lunter Haagsma
From left to right (in the hand) - Alex Hospers, Ria Bernards, Marcella de Bruijne and Yvonne van den Bovenkamp

The winners


From left to right - Elly Stemerdink (2e prize), Nienke Visser (1e prize) and Clementine Jesterhoudt (3e prize)

Audience prize

But visitors could also decide what the most beautiful creation of this competition was. After the opening show visitors could view all displayed designs extensively and then cast a vote on one of the hats.
Those who were not present at the show were able to let Facebook know which model was best on the NHV Facebook page to give a 'like' to one or more favorite designs.

Votes could 13 until 2014 December. The ten designs that had received the most votes on Facebook at that time were awarded points. The hat with the most votes got 10 points, number two 9 points, etc. The same was true for the votes that were released at the exposition in Gorinchem. The points of Facebook and the points of the exhibition in Gorinchem are then added together, after which it is determined which hat has collected the most points.
The winner of the Audience Award will be announced in number 48 of the HoedenNieuws. The prize itself will be presented at the General Members' Meeting in March 2015.

The jurors

The jury consisted this year of Jo Keulemans (photo left), Cristina de Prada (right photo left) and Ingrid Colette-Luyten (right photo right).


Jo Keulemans is responsible as moderegentes for the training as a modiste at the CVO-VTI Lier-Antwerp. Together with Christina de Prada, she paid particular attention to the craftsmanship of the participants when assessing the competition hats.

Cristina de Prada has been designing original hats of level for more than twenty years. In 2011 and 2012 she was a finalist in the prestigious design competition 'Hat designer of the year' organized annually by the Hat Magazine. Together with Nina Pawlowsky she organizes the popular 'Stroll with a Hat' in Barcelona every year. Cristina shares her knowledge about her subject with the rest of the world via her blog www.cristinadeprada.com.

Ingrid Colette-Luyten has been working at Modehuis Anna van Toor since 2009. From childhood she has a love for fashion and hats. Over the years she has spent a lot of time behind a sewing machine. Ingrid paid particular attention to originality and creativity when judging the competition hats.


All entries for the competition are again put on the picture this year and bundled in a photo book. The photos are provided with an explanation of the inspiration used for the design. The size of the booklet is 21 x 15 cm.

match book 2014


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match-2014-04The competition hats have been exhibited in Fashion House Anna van Toor in Gorinchem after the opening show up to and including 13 December 2014.

Fashion house Anna van Toor
Piazza Center 18

Hat contest 2015

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