Artists and makers sought for St Nicholas Fair 30th anniversary bauble competition

A Christmas stall at St Nicholas Fair in York

MAKE It York is inviting visual artists, print makers and designers to create a bespoke bauble design to celebrate St Nicholas Fair’s 30th anniversary with a prize of £500 for the winning design.

A fixture on York’s streets over the Christmas festive season since 1992, the 2022 fair will feature a limited run of porcelain baubles for sale to celebrate this milestone.

Artists are asked to submit designs on the theme of A York Christmas, whether traditional, contemporary or a fresh interpretation.

Artists aged 16 and over can enter the competition by completing the form by 12 noon on August 5Each artist will be allowed to submit two entries.

Full design specifications and more information on St Nicholas Fair can be found at

Running for five weeks, the St Nicholas Fair Christmas market features 60 Alpine chalets lining the streets of Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square, where  businesses sell everything from handmade gifts to delicious treats.