The 2021 Golden Shears Competition is now open – apply online now

Meet the Finalists

All entries have been carefully scrutinised by a panel of expert Technical Judges to determine the 18 Finalists. All entrants are either fashion students or are training as apprentice tailors in the UK and are deemed to have reached the necessary high standards to qualify for the Final.

Akira Nakajima

Trainee, Henry Poole & Co

Alexander Bello

Student, London College of Fashion

Amy Pollard

Student, Norwich University of the Arts

Caleb-Ciara Britton

Student, Inkberrow Design Center

Catriona Macgregor

Student, Leeds Arts University

Eider Garcia Garikano

Student, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester

Georgia Stevenson

Student, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester

Henry Kent

Student, Wimbledon College of Art

Jon Pickering

Trainee, Dege & Skinner

Judith Ekblom Jarrold

Trainee, Maurice Sedwell

Karolina Karpaviciute

Student, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester

Katrin Dimitrova

Student, Norwich University of the Arts

Matthew Stanley

Student, Inkberrow Design Center

Michael Amoh-Donkor

Student, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester

Natasha Antonia Smith

Student, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester

Rebecca Fletcher

Student, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester

Sarah Magras

Trainee, Maurice Sedwell

Thomas Carr

Trainee, Richard Anderson

During the Final, an expert panel of Style Judges selected the three Winners among the 18 Finalists. A specially commissioned film premiered on our website at 19:00 on 5th July, showcasing all the finalists’ entries and announcing the winners. View the film here.

The three trophies awarded are

1st prize The Golden Shears and £3,000

2nd prize The Silver Shears and £2,500

3rd prize The Rising Star and £2,000

The Rising Star - Jon Pickering

Trainee at Dege & Skinner

The Silver Shears - Judith Ekblom Jarrold

Trainee at Maurice Sedwell

The Golden Shears - Thomas Pierre Carr

Trainee at Richard Anderson

Participating colleges and companies

Dege & Skinner

Henry Poole and Co.

Inkberrow Design Centre

Leeds Arts University

London College of Fashion

Maurice Sedwell

Norwich University of the Arts

Richard Anderson

University for the Creative Arts, Rochester

Wimbledon College of Art