Sat, 25 Apr


Lockswood Community Centre

Teddy Bear Awards 2020

Join the Teddy Bear Awards 2020! Held at the Locks Heath Teddy Bear Fair on Saturday the 25th April 2020.

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Teddy Bear Awards 2020

Time & Location

25 Apr 2020, 10:30 – 15:00

Lockswood Community Centre, Lockswood Centre, Locks Heath, Southampton SO31 6DX, UK

About The Event

2020 LH Teddy Bear Awards

New for 2020, The Locks Heath Teddy Bear Fair will be holding our first teddy bear artist awards!  The Teddy Bear Awards are a fun way to celebrate Teddy Bears, Animals and Characters made by wonderfuly talented artists from all over the world. This then will recognise, honour and celebrate these artists.

There are two ways to enter, firstly: bring a bear along on the day. Secondly, send photos in of your bear!

All entries that are brought along to the Teddy Bear Fair on the day will be judged entirely "in the fur" as such! Each bear/character will have two chances of winning. One will be judged without any name/trading name or any knowledge of the artist by independently chosen judges on the day. The second chance will be by public vote on the day made by the visitors. 

  • Best Artist Bear, Animal or Character (dressed or undressed)
  • Photo Competition - Best Artist Bear, Animal or Character (dressed or undressed) 

First place winners will receive an award and prize and be entitled to advertise their bears etc on the hants events website free for one year until the next bear fair. Please see full details below in Competition Rules.

Teddy Bear Award Competitions Rules

Artists bears, animals and characters must be handmade (except for photo competition entries) by the artist entering. 

All bears, characters, animals etc must be brought along on the event day to be displayed for the show on the competition table (except for the photo competition).

Entries for the Photo Competition must be emailed or sent in by 23rd April 2020 to be entered for the show. ( Max 5 photos per bear/character.

Prizes and awards will be given to the winners on the day.  Prizes are non transferable and no cash alternatives offered. First place winners will be offered a free banner advertisement on the Teddy Bear Fair's page on the Hants Events website for 1 year. Hants Events reserve the right to make changes to the competition if necessary and sorry no refunds for any enteries. 

You can enter up to two bears, animals or characters on the day. Each entry is £5.00 which offers the 2 opportunities to win - one by the judges on the day, and one by the public!

The bears/characters that are entering will be required to be displayed on the Hants Events competition table from 10:30am throughout the event until the winners are chosen at 3pm. At this point, all entries must be collected by the submitting artists. Any entries removed before 3pm will be disqualified. All entries must be paid for online before the event.

About the Teddy Bear Fair

The Teddy Bear Fair is a lovely friendly event in the heart of Hampshire, now in its fourth year in the bear fair industry.  It offers up to forty stands full of wonderful bespoke new artists bears, vintage & antique teddies as well as fantastic bear related accessories for sale! So if your a new or seasoned bear collector or maker, this friendly event is one not too miss! Wonderful bears & related collectables created by some talented artists offering sources and collections not found on the high street. 

As it's indoors you can stay warm and dry whilst browsing around . Facilities including toilets and refreshments with tables and chairs available. We hold this fair once a year, so spaces get booked up quickly and are well attended with over three hundred visitors and gaining more interest each event!

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