DABIDA
Dutch and Belgian Institute of Doll Artists


Hannie Sarris Doll Award 2020



We invite you to send your entry for this prestigious Award 2020.

"A sense of security, feeling secure"



How to work out this theme is completely up to you, as long as it is a 3-dimensional figure or group of figures.
All media and styles are allowed such as clay, fabric, abstract, realistic etc.

1 entry per person and NO entry fee!

This competition is open for doll makers from all over the world

Required data are :
* Minimum 2 and maximum 4 photos of the artwork of art with a overview shot and a portrait.
* The size off the photos should be 600 x 900 pixels, other formats are not accepted.
* your name, postal address, email address, phone number including country code.
* use of materials and size of the artwork.
* a brief explanation , including the artwork name.
* it is not allowed to publish your entry on the internet before the ten best entrees are anounced on the website of DABIDA,
this to avoid to influence the jury. The jury members are getting the entries anonymous.
* It is important that the entry complies with the theme
*the entries of the top 3 need to be present at the DABIDA day on april 5th 2020.
If the entry is not according the requirements, the entry will be disqualified

You can send your entry to : info@dabida.eu

The closing date is February 1st, 2020.

All DABIDA artist members will judge the entries on the following criteria:
relation to the theme, expressiveness, originality, personal style, and technique!

Early February 2020 all entries will be published on the DABIDA website.
Mid February 2020 we will place the 10 entries which received the most votes from the jury on the DABIDA website.
By the end of February / beginning of March the 3 best entries will be announced.
The authors of the 3 best entries will be invited to be present on the 14th DABIDA day,
on april 5th 2020
in Galerie de Ruimte in Geldrop, where their entries will be displayed during the exhibition.
If it is not possible to be present at the DABIDA day, the work must be send.
Since the participation is free, cost of shipping (sending including return) coming from the sender expense.

During the DABIDA day will be the revealing of the winner of the Hannie Sarris Doll Award.
All top 3 entries will receive a certificate with quotations of the jury and a beautiful piece of juwelry.

The top 3 will be featured on the DABIDA website during one year.

We wish you all lots of success!



The 3 winners of the 2019 Hannie Sarris Doll Award are

(theme Kintsugi)



1st place : Margarita Dadykina - Rusland


2th place : Martine de Bruin - Nederland


3th place : Yaroslava Rassadnikova - Oekraine





Winners of previous years can be viewed using these links

  • Winners of the year 2019
  • Winners of the year 2018
  • Winners of the year 2017
  • Winners of the year 2016
  • Winners of the year 2015
  • Winners of the year 2014
  • Winners of the year 2013
  • Winners of the year 2012
  • Winners of the year 2011
  • Winners of the year 2010
  • Winners of the year 2009