Brierley BearsAwards & Nominations
Awards & Nominations
From time to time I enter my creations into competitions.
These competitions are always difficult as the artists who enter them are all very talented.
A few of my bears have been lucky enough to have won an award or been nominated to win an award.
Here they are below…
Excellence in Bear Artistry Awards
Smeargle – Judges Choice
Athena – 2nd place
Bramwell – 2nd place
Ælfweard – 2nd place
National Teddy Bear Artist Awards
Buster – 2nd place
British Bear Artist Awards
Fudge – finalist
Australian Bear Creations Awards
Louis – finalist
This bear deserves a special mention.
Made in honour of and named after Sophie Lancaster.
I never met Sophie, but I was in tears after hearing her story and wanted to do something to help.
So I made Sophie bear and she was raffled off at Whitby Gothic Weekend to help raise money for the Sophie Lancaster memorial bench in Whitby.
Auctioned at Whitby Gothic Weekend to help raise money for the Sophie Lancaster memorial bench in Whitby
Since Sophie’s death on August 24th 2007, Sylvia Lancaster (Sophie’s mum) set up a charity in Sophie’s name.
The charity, known as The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, focuses on creating respect for and understanding of subcultures in our communities.
This is a subject close to my heart as this could easily have been me or one of my friends.