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Rhoda award entries sought

Rhoda Bulter.

THERE IS only a fortnight left until the closing date for entries for this year’s Rhoda Bulter Award, a competition which celebrates local creative talent, held in memory of one of Shetland’s most important dialect writers.   

The 2017 competition is for an art wall-hanging, using materials and techniques such as collage, tapestry, weaving, wool, felting, printing, knitting or whatever feels appropriate, inspired by one of Rhoda’s poems. There are three to choose from – Fragrance, Gjaan fir da Airrents or Ebb Draemin.

The Bulter family, Dennis and Rhoda’s sons and daughters, present the award and judge the entries, while the competition is administered by dialect promotion group, Shetland ForWirds.

Speaking on behalf of his brothers and sisters, John Bulter said: “Da competition is intended ta inspire an excite fok aboot Shetlan an da Shetlan dialect. A piece o art, suitable fir hingin on a waa, gies immense scope for fok ta explore dir senses an provides great opportunities for creativity ta blossom. Dir’s enormous scope fur interpretation an translation intae a unique piece o art.”

Entries must be no bigger than 750mm x 750mm (30” x 30”) and the closing date is Thursday 31 August. Entries should be handed in to the Shetland Museum and Archives, along with an entry form. It’s hoped that a selection of the entries will be exhibited at the museum.