2 May 2023

Tonypandy Cup 2024

Call for entries - Tonypandy Cup 2024


The Tonypandy may be awarded annually for a piece which is considered to be an outstanding example of the skill of a blacksmith or blacksmiths.

The Company welcomes suggestions from any source for work, which meets the criteria of “outstanding”.

A special panel assesses the nominated pieces. We would welcome applications from British blacksmiths.

All work should be in the UK or Northern Ireland.

Work should preferably be accessible to the general public.

Modern and traditional techniques are equally acceptable. Work in any metal and heat process and style is acceptable. The age of the piece should not exceed five years from completion.

Nominations incorporating as much information as possible on the submission should be sent to the Chair of the Tonypandy Committee (details below) along with a digital portfolio of past commissions.

The initial assessment will be by looking at good, high quality digital photos that show the piece overall and in detail, as the committee will be meeting online.

All shortlisted submissions will still be visited and assessed on site as usual.

Please email using WeTransfer to the email address below, or by posting a memory stick to:

Steve Rook Two Ravens Forge, Unit 1 Dunmore Street, Balfron, Glasgow G63 0TU

If you have any questions please contact Steve: 07908 544776.

Email tonypandyaward@icloud.com

The application deadline for the 2024 award is 31 December 2023