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Enter the British Teddy Bear Antique "Aloysius" Awards

The British Teddy Bear Antique "Aloysius" Awards 2019. The British Teddy Bear Antique "Aloysius" Awards are a celebration of Teddy Bears and soft animals from all over the world from 1902 to the 1960s. These celebratory awards are to recognise, honour and celebrate antique and vintage teddy bears and friends.

 We are delighted to have had Aloysius with us in the fur last year.

 There are 3 sections plus an extra joint category at E in the Artist Award section: A) British, B) French, German or American, C) Any Country  Each one has 3 categories. All pre 1969 teddy bears are eligible for our celebration. Let's celebrate the finest of these old men and women in proper fashion.

A. British Teddy Bear/Animal Category1 Pre 1940 "Front, back and sides" Perfect! 2 "Goodnight Mr Bear" 3. "50 shades of Colour." Group 

B. French, German or American Teddy Bear/Animal Category. (Pre 1969) 1. "The bear of my Dreams." 2. "A Family of Bears". Group. 3 "Around the world in 80 days." Mixed group.

C. Any Country Teddy Bear/Animal category 1. Golly Pre 1940. 2. Polar, Panda or Koalas (pre 1969). 3. Girls and Boys come out to play. Group. 

Best Artist and Antique Bear.  This can be found in the artist section at E

Please submit your photographs by email together with your 50 word description to hap@mkps.co.uk  Deadline for submission of entries and photographs April 11th 2019 

Special Section. Lifetime Achievement awards. This section is to honour those experts/authors/dealers/collectors who have the admiration and respect of other colleagues. Please nominate up to 3 people who have dedicated their lives to their profession, and enter up to three names by email to hap@mkps.co.uk

Note. All Antique Teddy Bear entries must be owned by you and pre 1969. They must be true to the Category/Section description. We do not accept entries other than by photograph by email. Each entry must have up to 4 photos from different angles including the back and a close up of the face. A description of up to 50 words must be included. Judges for each category will have input into the criteria for making judgements on each Antique Teddy Bear section.

Judges. We are delighted to announce the judges for the "Aloysius" Antique Teddy Bear Awards 2019. Jena Pang, Angrew Greetham, Dot Bird,  Sarah Sellers, Daniel Agnew and Hilary Pauley