Heritage Crafts

Young Leatherworker of the Year Award


Opening date for applications: 24 June 2024
Closing date for applications: 6 September 2024, 5pm
Young Leatherworker of the Year Award

Award description

Supported by the Leathersellers’ Foundation

This award celebrates a young heritage craftsperson (aged 25 years or under on 6 September 2024) who has made an outstanding start to their leatherworking career. The award winner will be highly skilled amongst their peers, whilst raising the perceived value of their craft through sharing and awareness raising. They will have given themselves a fantastic chance of achieving long-term success, perhaps overcoming disadvantage or setbacks along the way.

The award is open to practitioners of any craft that uses leather as its primary material. Examples include (but are not limited to) saddlery, shoemaking, harness making, fashion, accessory making etc.

Anyone, including the maker themselves, can nominate for this award. Finalists will be expected to attend the high-profile Winners’ Reception in November 2024.