The CLAS Certificate of Calligraphy gives you a chance to see how your calligraphy compares against national standards. Expert assessors look at your letterforms, note where you’re doing well and give helpful suggestions for future improvement. Everyone who enters work gets a calligraphic certificate, your work is returned with an assessment sheet. You can send in as many entries as you want as many times as you want.
Deadline dates for the entries each year are 30th APRIL and
Please send work to:
Angela Banks, CLAS Certificate of Calligraphy Administrator
18 Sea Lane, Hill Head, Fareham, Hampshire PO14 2NB
ExamplesBe aware of the limitations of photography, and the fact that there are five aspects which are being assessed, so writing that looks nice may not always have letters which are well-spaced, or perhaps placed suitably on the paper. Click on image to enlarge.
Italic Capitals 65–70%, with merit
Angled Pen Uncial 70-75%, with merit
Angled Pen Uncial 65-70%, with merit
Italic 60-65%, commended
Italic 65-70%, with merit
Foundational 56-65%, commended
Foundational 66-75%, with merit
The Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society, 54 Boileau Road, London SW13 9BL England