The British Glove Association, in collaboration with the worshipful Company of Glovers, has announced the winners of its 2006 annual student glove design competition. They are as follows:

Special Occasionwear: winner: Wendy Jeins – University of Lincoln

runner-up: Maria Matsi – SE Essex College (University of Essex)

Childrenswear: winner: Emma Mudford – University of Northampton

runner-up: Elizabeth Maskell – University of Central Lancashire

Sport/Leisure winner: Jaime Lawn – University of Lincoln

runner-up: Merle O’Grady – Cordwainers@London College of Fashion.

The competition has now been running since 1975 with the objective of encouraging students to create practical yet original glove designs. The judges look for designs that show a commercial aspect in respect of the ease of manufacture and sell-ability.

The winners will be presented with their prizes by Lord Wilson of Dinton, currently master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, at a prestigious award ceremony, to be held at the Mansion House in the City of London on July 4.

The Silver Salver, which is awarded to the college judged to have contributed the best series of designs and held for one year, has been awarded to the University of Central Lancashire.