The Cordwainers’ Prize Winning Student – 2023

Each year, the Cordwainers award a prize to a first-year BA fashion student at York College, and in 2023, the brief was to design and make a leather accessory. The students spend an afternoon at Bedern Hall meeting members and learning about the Company.

They then research, design and make their garment or accessory and members of the Court spend an afternoon at the College judging their entries.

Our winner in 2023 was Sydney Alicia Newman, who designed and made a leather belt with added pouches. She was awarded a cheque, a medal and a certificate by the Master.