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The European Stone Festival will be held at the Rohan Palace in Saverne, France, this year.

12 January 2018 | Awards / Competitions
The European Stone Festival takes place this year from 25 to 27 May in the park of Rohan Palace in Saverne, France. It is anticipated there will be about 130 stonemasons and stone carvers from...

There's a stone carving festival at York Minster in August this year.

12 January 2018 | Awards / Competitions
York Minster is hosting a stone carving festival 17 to 19 August this year. If you want to participate, click here to register. There are 80 bankers available and you have to pay £50 to...

The Stone Carving Festival returns to Gloucester for August bank holiday this year. If you want to take part, contact Carrie.

4 January 2018 | Awards / Competitions
Carrie Horwood of Cat's Eye Carving is once again organising this years stone carving festival in Gloucester.With work progressing well at Llanthony Secunda Priory, where the...

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17 December 2017 | Awards / Competitions
Proud of your work? You should be. You know how good it is. But how do you demonstrate that to customers? There’s nothing more convincing than a national prize like a Natural Stone Award. You...

During a 12-day event, 16 sculptors and their assistants produced their works of art.

8 October 2017 | Awards / Competitions
As a part of Rajkot Municipal Corporation's drive to beautify the Indian city, a Stone Sculpture Festival was organized at Race Course Art Gallery, Rajkot, from 25 September to 6 October....

Tom Francis (left), winner of the Duke of Gloucester Award, with HRH The Duke of Gloucester and Liveryman Major General John Milne (right).

Photo: Simon Bish

7 October 2017 | Awards / Competitions
Stonemasons Victoria Darley and Tom Francis have jointly won this year's Duke of Gloucester Award for Excellence in Stonemasonry. The Award was presented to them by His Royal Highness the Duke of...

Top honours to the Brits. Mark McDonnell (left) beat three-times winner Alex Wenham into second place.

30 May 2017 | Awards / Competitions
Brits took the top two places in the European Stone Festival this year, but that’s just the icing on the cake, says Maya Martin. Maya Martin is a British stonemason living in Hampshire...

Students at work in the Masonry Skills Challenge southern heat held at the Building Crafts College in London on 18 May.

25 May 2017 | Awards / Competitions
List of Winners of Stone Federation Great Britain's 2017 Masonry Skills Challenge. Congratulations to all those who took part in the competitions at the Building Crafts College in London and...

Team UK led by Ollie Annaly (second right) are Maya Martin, Adrian Powell and Stephen Brown.

30 January 2017 | Awards / Competitions
Congratulations to Ollie Annaly and his team of British stone carvers for flying the Union Jack again at the Budweiser International Snow Carving Contest in Breckenridge in the Rocky Mountains of...

There was a full house at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London on Friday 2 December for Stone Federation Great Britain's biennial presentation of the Natural Stone Awards.

4 December 2016 | Awards / Competitions
It was back to the good old pre-recession days at Stone Federation Great Britain's Natural Stone Awards presentation lunch in London on 2 December. With confidence running high in the industry,...

Dick Reid (right) receives The Duke of Gloucester Gold Medal for lifetime achievement from His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester.

30 November 2016 | Awards / Competitions
The 2016 Duke of Gloucester Gold Medal for outstanding lifetime achievement in stonemasonry has been awarded to Dr Dick Reid OBE.Presented jointly by the Masons Livery Company and Stone Federation...

Victoria Tower Gardens, where the Holocaust memorial will be sited. There are already memorials there, one to the emancipation of slaves and another is Rodin's Burghers of Calais.

19 September 2016 | Awards / Competitions
The UK government is inviting designers, architects and artists from all over the world to enter an international design competition for a striking new national memorial commemorating the...

The Natural Stone Awards are being presented this year on 2 December by Michael Portillo at the new venue of the five-star Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, close to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Reserve your place now.

20 August 2016 | Awards / Competitions
This year’s Natural Stone Awards have attracted more entries than at any time since before the economic crash of 2008. There has been a 52% increase in entries compared with last time (the...

Alex Wenham working on his winning carving.

Photo: Richard Watzke

30 June 2016 | Awards / Competitions
British stonecarver Alex Wenham has made a habit of taking part in the European Stone Festival – and winning. And he’s done it again. This is his report from the Festival held this year...

A car. A motorbike. A holiday. Some of the prizes in the Worker of the Year competition. Deadline for entries: 19 September.

20 June 2016 | Awards / Competitions
You could win a car, a motorbike or a boat and a year's free shopping at Asda, a holiday and a chance to win £250,000. These are some of prizes in this year's UK Worker of the Year...