NHV Hat Competition 2016

Classic, Cocktail or Trendy?

hat contest 2016 theme

The annual NHV Hoedenwedstrijd had a slightly different touch this year. This time there was no theme, but an assignment: design a hat with one of three pre-selected outfits: Classic - Cocktail - Trendy.

On Saturday 21 May, the opening show of the NHV Hoedenwedstrijd 2016 took place at Voorwinden in 's-Gravendeel. All designs that were made for the competition were shown and assessed here for the first time. After the show the winners were announced by the jury.
Curious about the creations of the participating designers? View all entries in the photo gallery.

The winning designs


An annually changing jury of experts will select from the entries on the basis of originality, design and hat craftsmanship a selection of 10 nominated hats, from which the winning design will then be chosen.

winners 2016 01The winner has received € 225 vouchers for materials in addition to the Zilveren Hoedenspeld.
The second prize received € 150 worth of vouchers and the third prize a voucher of € 75.

The vouchers have been made available by Allforhats, Pierre & Pierre Millinery Supplies, Plooij Hats & Materials and De Vroey Hats & Millinery Supplies.

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Above: design by Piet van Manen (1e prize)
below: from left to right - Maria Etkind (2e prize), Elly Stemerdink (3e prize)

contest 2016 jury

Jury members

The jury this year consisted of hat designer Marga van der Bos, lecturer in history drs. Pieter Dupont, clothing designer Jan Grinwis and owner of Voorwinden Modemall Elly Voorwinden.

Audience prize

The jury has now issued its verdict, now it is your turn to decide what the most beautiful creation of this competition was.
All competition hats from 21 May to 12 June 2016 can be seen at Voorwinden, Smidsweg 5-7 in 's-Gravendeel.
Visitors to the exhibition can vote on their favorite model on the spot.

Vote too!
Have you not attended the opening show and have no opportunity to visit the exhibition at Voorwinden? Let Facebook know which model was the best by clicking on the NHV Facebook page to give a 'like' to one or more favorite designs.
You can vote until 12 June 2016. Ten points that received the most votes on Facebook at the end of that day are awarded points. The hat with the most votes gets 10 points, number two 9 points, etc. The same applies to the votes that are released at the exhibition at Voorwinden. The points of Facebook and the points of the exhibition at Voorwinden are 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 55 of Hatlines. The prize itself will be awarded during the National Hats Day on 5 November 2016.

Location exposition
Front wind Modemall
Smid path 5-7
3295 BT's Gravendeel



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