Upon completion of my first ever course called "Introduction to Millinery" at London College of Fashion back in 2013, I decided to try my skills in the local UK hat competition held in Bridport, Dorset at their yearly Hat Festival.
I packed my retro-styled felt hat with veil (on photo) made during course I took to the hatbox and sent off to the jury. I should have said first that before sending I was required to fill the application for competition, the jury has selected my hat to participate in it and only then hat should have been sent over to Bridport. I did every single step that has been required.
After a month or so I got an email that brought me exciting news - my hat has won the second prize over many other participants. I was thrilled by that news. My first hat and already won something. The prize has been awarded for the quality of construction.
To read more about the winners 2013 and Bridport Hat Festival itself follow the link: