2020 Future in Focus Competition & Show

Download the PDF Call for Entry (Updated 26Mar20) for the 2020 biennial competition and show.

2020: Future in Focus is wordplay on the year and the term used for perfect vision, along with incorporating our name. 2016 gave us My Heritage, a look at the past; 2018, Climate Change, looked at our present environment. ​In 2020, Focus on Fibre Art Association looks to the future and invites members to share what they see on the horizon for themselves, their family, their community or the world.

Are you anticipating a milestone event in your life, or working toward the ultimate goal in your career? Are you involved in an upcoming event or turning point for your community or team? Are you concerned that our choices now will affect generations to come? Will we look to the past to map our future, or consider present day when looking forward?

How do ​you​ see the future? Using your favourite fibre technique, show​ your​ future!


  • Knit and Crochet: ​101 Hand-knit; 102 Machine-knit; 103 Crochet
  • Needlework: ​201 Counted thread techniques; 202 Surface embroidery; 203 Lacemaking
  • Nonwoven Textiles: ​301 Felt (2-dimensional); 302 Paper (2-dimensional)
  • Quilts: ​401 Traditional; 402 Modern; 403 Art
  • Rug Hooking: ​501 Traditional; 502 Punch-hooked; 503 Innovative
  • Sculptural Works: ​601 3-Dimensional works, any fibre technique; 602 Wearable, any fibre technique
  • Surface Design: ​701 Surface Design
  • Weaving & Tapestry: ​801 Wearables; 802 Household/Decorative
  • Youth: ​901 Any item, any fibre technique
  • Exhibit only: ​1001 Any item, any fibre technique

Download the PDF Call for Entry (Updated 26Mar20)  to read about submission criteria, eligibility and other details.

Important Dates (updated 26Mar20)

Please check back in mid-April for our rescheduled exhibition dates. For the health and safety of our community, we are postponing the judging and exhibition until medical professionals advise it is safe to stop social distancing. In the meantime, please take care, and enjoy the extra studio time!

17 May 2020                  Submissions close at midnight
18-22 May 2020             Jurying
23 May 2020                  Notifications sent 

For more information about the biennial, contact competition@focusonfibreart.org

This competition and show is supported by funds raised through AGLC.