Experienced and amateur milliners from around the world are invited to submit hat designs for the second annual Mad Hatters Society Hatmaker Competition.
Any material and style are acceptable as long as the hat is made from scratch by the entrant(s) themselves. Outrageous, surreal, ironic, inventive and unusual materials and designs are encouraged for those entrants looking to think outside the box (entries from the previous year included hats for pets and a hat for the sidewalk outside a front door).
· Teams of no more than two may collaborate on a hat and more than one hat may be entered.
· It must be made between National Hat Day (Jan. 15) and the contest entry deadline, April 1.
· The hat must be worn by someone (not necessarily the hat maker) in a public place and photographed.
· Each entrant must join the Mad Hatters Society on Facebook to enter the contest. Click here for the link.
To enter, upload at least three photographs (required: front and inside of the hat and someone wearing the hat in public) to the MHS photo album on Facebook with a caption stating it’s your official MHS Hatmaking Contest entry.
Also send all photographs to Brenda Grantland at email@example.com so they can be posted to a special album on Hatatorium Emporium, a new web marketplace for high-end vintage and handcrafted hats and fashion accessories.