Application to participate in the competition »Hand in Hand«

Your application has to be submitted through this webpage at the latest by May 31, 2021.

    Your data will be transmitted in encrypted form.

    First Name *

    Last Name *

    Address *

    Additional address information

    Postcode *

    City *

    Country *

    Telephone number (incl. country code)*

    E-Mail *

    * mandatory information

    Sales value (voluntary) in Euro

    No commission will be charged on sales of the artwork. In the case of a sale, a donation to embroidery emergency aid is requested.

    Insurance value* in Euro

    *The works are only insured in the course of the 27th Patchwork Meeting in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France; not during other presentations.

    With this registration I confirm my participitation in the competition »Hand in Hand« of the Deutsch-Afghan-Initiative, Freiburg, Germany, and – if my work is selected – it will be at your disposal from 2021 to 2023 for a travelling exhibit. I am prepared to cover the cost of postage should my work be chosen. I am aware that I may submit 2 works, each with a separate application and only one of which may ultimately be selected. The application process is not complete until the participation fee of 5 Euro has been received (for further information see page 5 of the Requirements: Competition, »Competition Funding«). Should my work be selected I am prepared to pay an additional 10 Euro. This sum covers a portion of the costs of the travelling exhibit.

    Title of artwork*


    Height (in cm) *

    Width (in cm) – max. 80 cm; exceptions for circles: 84 cm diametre*

    Area (in m²), 0,6m² +/- 5%*

    Name of the Afghan embroiderer, whose »Hand-embroidery« was incorporated (if known)

    Description of materials and techniques used: *

    Comments (if desired)

    I have taken note of and accept the rules of participation for the competition and exhibit »Hand in Hand«.

    The application requires 3 digital photos of your work:

    These must be uploded in .jpg Format only.

    The file size is limited to 2MB per photo.
    Please note: do not send printed photos!

    1.) 1 photo of the entire work. Please name the jpg data files as follows: Last Name_First Name_Country abbreviation ((i. e. Miller_Bridget_NL.jpg) *

    2.) photo depicting a detail 1: (i.e. Miller_Bridget_NL_Detail1.jpg) *

    3.) photo depicting a detail 2: (i.e. Miller_Bridget_NL_Detail2.jpg) *

    Please wait a while after sending the photos as the files have to be uploaded. Either you will be informed that the transfer was successful or you will get a warning. Please do not press the send button a second time or the transfer of the photos will be interrupted.


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