The Award

The purpose of the awards is to challenge emerging builders to produce four finished articles that meet the exacting standards of The Harrison Collection.The successful applicants will receive a contract for a commission, a donor and the budget to create their masterpiece.

Submissions

We have learned some valuable lessons from The Harrison Awards 2018 and this year it will take quite a different format. For a start, there will be no second and third prizes, instead there are four categories and one winner for each category, no runners up. The whittling down process will also be streamlined and entrants will not be paid for renderings, we will not ask the top ten for renderings.

The Awards will not be open globally. If you‘re in Europe we can transport the donor to your workshop free of charge, if you‘re outside the U.K. and mainland Europe it‘s up to you to organise transport.

We can transport the donor to an appropriate European airport, Paris for example but no further, it will be up to you to move the bike further afield. We recognise this may exclude many of you but we spent a small fortune last year shipping bikes.

The paintjob is the exception to this rule and is open globally.

We are looking for fresh talent, if you are an established builder please do not enter the awards.

Submissions open on the 6th of July 2019.

The Commissions

The Headliner

The Headliner

1979 Laverda 500 and €16,000. The finished bike does not have to be street legal so really, anything goes.

The Budget Build

1958 Ducati 175 and €4,000. This is the true shed builder, mechanic‘s dream, a proper “get your spanners out” kind of job, this bike has been sitting in a dark recess of the garage for a while now so you'll need to breathe some life back into it. Magic can happen with four grand, some imagination and lots of elbow grease!

The Budget Build
The Oddball

The Oddball

Ducati Diesel IS7 Marine Engine and €6,000, bucking the trend of pure bike building, here‘s just an engine to do with what you please. It doesn‘t need to have two wheels or even three or four, it can be a boat, it can be a hovercraft, it can be anything you want it to be. I‘m trying to get my wife more onboard with this so extra credit will be awarded if it can be ridden/driven/piloted by a 4 year and/or a mad French woman! The engine is in perfect, fully functional condition.

The Paintjob

1972 Ducati 250 Desmo and €2,000. For the artists amongst you, this bike is and sadly always will be a non runner, think of it as a blank canvas upon which you can unleash your aesthetic creativity. We will post the fairing, fuel tank, mudguard and seat cowl to the winner who may be anywhere in the world.

The Paintjob

The Judges