The Ontario Handweavers and Spinners is able to offer a number of Awards for excellence and service to the organization, thanks to the generosity of many donors.
OHS Education Awards
Ted Carson Award Presented to top graduating student in OHS Spinning Certificate program attaining an overall average of at least 85%.
Bunty Hogg Award Presented to top graduating student in OHS Weaving Certificate course achieving a minimum overall average of 85%.
OHS Merit Pin Presented to top graduating student in an OHS Certificate program and to all Master Spinners and Master Weavers.
Volunteer Service Award Presented to a volunteer who has made a significant contribution to weaving and/or spinning in Ontario. They need not be an OHS member.
OHS Show Awards
Please apply to the OHS Awards Chair for these awards prior to your show.
OHS Prizes for Regional Seminars or Guild Juried Shows The OHS has the following items available for Regional Seminars to use as awards or prizes: OHS Logo Pin, OHS Individual Membership and a cash prize of $25.
These three items are also available to Guilds which are OHS members, and are sponsoring a Juried show, to be used as Awards for the Juried show.
OHS Merit Pin Best of Show awarded at Juried regional shows. This pin is only awarded to Best of Show at a Juried shows. The Juried show can be sponsored by the OHS, a Region or a Guild.
Honorable Mention Awards Are awarded at the discretion of the Jurors at an OHS Juried Show.
Carrie Oliphant Award Awarded for best use of a 4-shaft weaving technique using a minimum of 60% cotton at an OHS Juried Show. This award was established by the Treadle Trompers in memory of Carrie Oliphant.
Madeleine Smith Award Awarded for excellence in a loom controlled woven article at an OHS Juried Show.
Awards Presented by the OHS to Other Organizations
OHS Spinning Award Presented for best use of handspun in an woven article at the Ontario Handspinning Seminar.
The OHS has a Scholarship program to encourage learning in weaving and spinning. Scholarships are available for both individuals and member guilds. These scholarships are provided through the generosity of many donors, and their contributions are gratefully acknowledged.
Information about the scholarships and application forms may be found by clicking on the appropriate category below.