Competitions

The Society holds regular competitions, every other year for Photos and typically every five years for Sundials. This page will give details of forthcoming competitions and contains the results of recent ones.

This sundial was inspired by the fashion for Egyptian motifs, colours and symbolism in Art Deco of the 1920s.

BSS Comp HJ.1
Completed in 2013 and designed by Dr Peter Bristow, it is one of four made for his garden in Oxfordshire by Harriet James.

BSS Comp HJ.2

 

BSS Comp HJ.3

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BSS comp TC2 1

View of the front of the finished Sundial

Location:
Strathallan School
Forgandenny
Perth
PE2 9EG

Client: Strathallan School
Longitude: 3.5º West
Latitude: 56.35º North

Designed and made by Tim Chalk

Commissioned April 2014, completed October 2014

Dial Type: Free standing Vertical Dial
Materials: Cast Glass reinforced Concrete with bronze and sandblasted glass details
Dimensions: 1.2 metres diameter x 100mm deep

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BSS comp TC 1

Detail of the completed Sundial

Location:
Rutland Square Gardens
Rutland Square
Edinburgh EH1 2AS

Client: The Rutland Square Garden Association
Longitude: 3.2º West
Latitude: 55.9º North

Designed and made by Tim Chalk
Commissioned July 2014
Completed April 2015

Dial Type: Equatorial Dial
Materials: Cast Glass reinforced Concrete with bronze and gold leaf details
Dimensions: 400mm diameter

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The BSS Photo Competition is now open for entrants. All the entries will be displayed at the 2016 Conference in Liverpool where the winners will be chosen by the delegates.

Previous entries and winners can be seen here. Good luck!

Please click Read More to see the full competition rules (or download them here) and note that each entry must be accompanied by a completed Entry Form, available here.

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This is a repeat of an earlier post but, for convenience, the contents are now included directly rather than as a separate PDF.

The British Sundial Society announces its fourth awards competition for excellent sundials. The only requirement is that the dials must have been made or restored between January 2010 and December 2015; otherwise this is an open competition. Entries in the form of one or more photographs and a brief description are invited from amateurs, professionals, members and non- members, from the UK and overseas. Awards will be made for new sundials and for sundial restoration projects, and for entries from juniors, schools and other youth groups.

Please send entries to Doug Bateman and to webmaster@sundialsoc.org.uk in the form of emails and attachments. Entries must be submitted by 31st December 2015.

Entries must be in digital form because they will appear on the BSS website. Items submitted are subject to moderation. Judging will be by the Society, taking into account comments posted on the website. Visits may be made to see selected entries. The results will be announced at the 2016 conference.

The awards will be in the form of certificates and, where appropriate, an engraved plaque.

Examples from previous schemes (held at five-year intervals) are below. The Society particularly welcomes entries from schools, so please encourage any school that you think could be persuaded to submit an entry or entries.

Best Wishes,

Doug

The BSS is pleased to announce its quinquennial awards scheme for dials that have been made or restored between January 2010 and December 2015. The competition is open to all: amateurs, professionals, members and non-members.

Full details, including examples of previous entries, are available here and will be included in the forthcoming March Bulletin.