dabida award 2023/2024

hannie sarris award”

We invite you to send your entry for this prestigious Award in 2023/2024.

Theme: Contact.

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.

See below for information about the rules for participation and register form.

(photo:  HSA ceremony 2017)

rules for participation

  • Only 1 entry per person. 
  • You need to provide minimum 2 and maximum 4 photos of your work with at least one overview photo and one portrait photo
  • Make sure to send good quality photos!
  • Enter your full name, postal address, e-mail address and telephone number (including country code).
  • Write a short text explaining your piece of work, including the artworks name, use of materials and size of artwork.
  • It is not allowed to publish your entry on the internet before the ten best entrees are announced on the website of DABIDA, this to avoid to influencing the jury.(the jury members are judging the entries anonymous). It is important that the entry complies with the theme. It is up to you how you interpreted the theme, how it inspires you
  • All media and styles are allowed such as clay, fabric, abstract, realistic etc.
  • Participation is free of charge.
  • Authors of the best 3 works should need to send or bring their creations to the DABIDA day exhibition. DABIDA day will be April 21, 2024 in the Netherlands. All costs for sending/bringing and returning the creation are for the participant.
  • Closing date is February 1, 2024.
  • If the entry does not comply with the rules, the entry will be disqualified.


Do you want to participate in the Hannie Sarris Award 2023?

That can be done very easily.

Fill in your details below and upload the photos you want to send in (maximum 4 of which at least 1 close-up photo)


    Winners Dabida award 2021

    1. ekaterina lipikhina,nr 1, portugal

    The Miracle Worker

    1e plaats / first place

    Ekaterina Lipikhina – Portugal/Portugal
    2. ekaterina shubina nr 2 2021

    The Miracle Worker

    2e plaats / second place

    Ekaterina Shubina – Rusland/Russia
    3. tatiana novikovan, nr 3, rusland


    3e plaats / third place

    Tatiana Novikova – Rusland/Russia