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Design A Glass Creature Competition

As part of our NGC Junior Glass Prize

Get creative and design a creature to be made from molten glass in National Glass Centre’s Hot Glass Studio.

Children, aged 12 and under, are invited to design a fictional creature using the theme ‘happiness’. Winning creature designs will be selected and created in molten glass in National Glass Centre’s Hot Glass Studio.

All winning Junior Artists will be invited to National Glass Centre to discuss their designs and watch them being brought to life in glass by our Hot Glass Artists.  

How to enter

Name your creature

Remember to name your creature on the design sheet.

Design your creature

Create your design on a blank piece of A4 paper or you can download our ‘Design A Glass Creature template’ below. You can use pencils, crayons, paint or felt tips, using as much colour as you like.

Creature features

Describe some of the key features of your creature. What makes it unique?

Submit your designs

Designs can be emailed to [email protected], handed into National Glass Centre in person or posted to: NGC Junior Glass Prize, National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL.


Important Information

Entries must include the name and age of the Junior Artist.

Entries must include an adult contact email address and phone number (so we can contact the winners).

Designs must be submitted by 5pm on Sunday 2nd January 2022.

Winning Junior Artists will be contacted by 31st January 2022.

Winning Junior Artists will be invited to watch their designs being created in National Glass Centre’s Hot Glass Studio. Times and dates will be provided after the winners are announced.

Glass Creatures will go on display at National Glass Centre until May 2022. Junior Artists will be gifted their winning glass creatures after this date.

Junior Artists must be age 12 or under.

We are unable to return designs submitted on paper.

Glass creatures made in the Hot Glass Studio will be an interpretation of the winning designs. Whilst every effort will be made to make the designs match the finished creatures, there may be slight differences due to the glass making process.

By entering this competition, you agree to share your contact information with Sunderland Culture. All information you supply will be deleted from our records after the competition has finished.


NGC Glass Prize


Supported by Weston Culture Fund

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