New England
Lace Group


New England Lace Group Lace Challenge

This year’s Artist Trading Card (ATC) lace challenge will be a 2½” by 3½” card embellished with your handmade lace inspired by the theme “Spring".  You can interpret this in any way you choose!

Here are the details:

  • You must be a current NELG member to participate
  • The lace must be made by you and can be any form of lace
  • It should be two dimensional and fit in the space of the card. (The card must fit in the plastic sleeve provided.) You may combine your lace with other media.
  • When you have completed your entry, please take a high resolution photograph and email the photo to Jill Hawkins at Please do your best to avoid reflections and shadows.
  • Photos will be uploaded anonymously to the online platform where NELG members will have the chance to vote on the entries.
  • Each entry may only be a winner in one category. In case of wins in multiple categories, the prize will be awarded to the entry with the next highest number of votes in that particular category.
  • Categories for prizes are the following:
    • Favorite ATC
    • Best Imagery for “Spring
    • Most Unusual
    • Most Technically Impressive
  • The deadline for submitting your photo is June 1, 2021

Free Challenge Packs will be available upon request from our Vice President, Kate Moore. Please email Kate at to request a pack (one free per member). Each pack will include the materials you need to get started. The rest is up to you!

Since we will not be able to have our annual retreat this year, voting will be online (specific details to be provided later) and results will be announced at the NELG Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 19.

Winners will receive all the honors and benefits occurring thereto: splashy coverage on the NELG website and in the August newsletter, the admiration of their peers, and a $20 gift certificate to a lace vendor.

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