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The 2018 Millinery Meet-up Hat Contest is sponsored by Guy Morse-Brown hat blocks.

Theme for 2018 is very fitting!

"A Right Royal (Knees-Up) Wedding!"

The HAT CONTEST is wonderful part of the Millinery Meet-up. It really showcases the creativity and skilled millinery talent of our attendees. Participation is voluntary. More than ½ of registered attendees are participating in the contest!

Click the button to the right to view and print the rules for the 2018 Hat Contest.

Click on the FAQs below to get a quick answer!
Are there Prizes?
Yes, Yes, Yes!! We are busy lining up some fantastic prizes that are even better (if possible!) than in 2016!

Categories are:

Best Interpretation of Theme (one winner)
Best Workmanship (one winner)
Popular Vote (1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners)
Do I have to be attending MMU to participate?
Yes, you do need to be in attendance at MMU to participate. Over ½ of our attendees will submit their interpretation of the theme!
What about a fascinator instead of a hat?
Hats, fascinators, headpieces, whimseys, etc are all acceptable.
How do I display my hat?
We utilize the Arrowmont Library to display the entry creations during MMU. Every entry is given a styrofoam swan neck compliments of Guy Morse-Brown. The mannequin head is for contestants to keep.
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Can I submit a hat I've already made?
As we don't put a manufacturing date on each hat, you could submit a hat previously made; BUT that really defeats the purpose of the contest. The Contest is to challenge you as a milliner to interpret the theme and create without boundaries!
When are prizes awarded?
Entrants will report to the Arrowmont Library on Thursday Sept 27, 2018 at 11:30. After collecting and donning their creations, we will Parade from the main building to the dining hall at 11:45. The Arrowmont Staff says this is their favorite event of their year! (High Praise). After Lunch awards will be announced and distributed.
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