Challenges and Education

New work table

Each year there are local and national challenges, with the entries displayed at exhibitions or online.

AEG Challenges

  • Elizabeth Ellett Challenge 2023 – Any 3-D embroidered item, which must fit in a shoe-box!
  • Presidents Choice for Own Design
    An embroidered piece in any technique, size or medium . The design and execution must be the submitter’s own work.  This year’s theme is a GREEN embroidery – any size, any technique
  • Blackwork – from any source e.g. book, kit, workshop, chart or own design.

Great Escape Challenges 2024

The Great Escape Weekend of Stitch includes a general exhibition.  There are four categories of work:  The challenges are:

  • Traditional Work – Counted work of any kind.  This award, in memory of Elizabeth Ellett, recognises her passion and expertise in this style of embroidery.  Entries can be original, from a workshop or kit.
  • Innovative – Own design and work of any kind.
  • Theme for 2024 –  Coffee and Cake Any kind of work in keeping with the Theme.
  • Each of these sections above will be eligible for an award of $50.00 selected by one of the weekend’s tutors.
  • General Display – any work that does not fit into the above categories. This section will not be judged.

Please check out the Great Escape Exhibition page for more details and submission dates.

ANZEG Challenges 2023

ANZEG PostBag Challenge 2023


This challenge for embroidery and / or mixed media is open to all textile artists.
Details and entry forms can be found at

ANZEG 2024 Conference Challenges

  • To be announced

For full details see Conference 2022

ANZEG Education

Embroidery Modules and Diploma programme

​Through the ANZEG Education programme, anyone can enrol in the Embroidery Modules and Diploma programme.

​ANZEG Modules Courses are designed to encourage the self-development of any stitcher (not only Guild members). They provide a wide range of embroidery techniques to explore. Some students have formed a group and have worked through their modules together and if you wish, a mentor can be appointed to help guide you – but however you choose to do it, this can be an exciting voyage of discovery.

The syllabus, giving more detailed information about the Embroidery Modules and Diploma courses is available to ANZEG members for $20. For more information or to buy a copy of the work book, please contact:

Paula Hucklesby ANZEG’s Embroidery Modules Co-ordinator email: