The Biennial Competition celebrates sartorial skill and champions exquisite tailoring

Held once every two years, the Golden Shears Competition has been dubbed 'the Oscars of the fashion world' by the Financial Times and aims to reward the country's best tailoring students and apprentices.

The spiritual home of tailoring, Merchant Taylors' awards prizes to three entrants, the coveted Golden Shears, to the winner; the Silver Shears to a tailor of second place, and the Rising Star Award which notes the exceptional ability of a young tailor at the beginning of a very bright career.