The Jury

Dagmar Seibel

My home is one of the warmest regions in Germany – the Palatinate. I live there with my family and our dog Greta. I work as a dental technician. For 22 years I´ve been designing and sewing teddy bears and animals. The ds-bears have won many important competitions during this time: Golden George, Toby Award, British Teddy Bear Artistry, Ted Worldwide … Interesting articles about my work were published in various teddy bear magazines, which brought me a lot of pleasure. I am very pleased to be a member of the jury.

Natasha Kataeva

The first teddy bear was made in 2000.
Since then teddy bears and their friends are the core of my creation.
Children psychologist.
Participated at Russian and international exhibitions (Germany, Switzerland, England, Latvia, Estonia, Tchai-wan, China).
The owner of the prize “Golden George” 2010, Munster, Germany.
A member of teddy bears competition jury in Russia, Germany, Tchai-wan, Estonia.
Former of the Perm club “Teddy Bear and company”(2004).
Private museum “Teddy Bears Room”.
Festival “Teddy EurAsia”.

Anna Koetse

I make teddies since 1989.
I have conducted Master Classes in bear making all over the world, Russia, China, South Korea, Japan, Ukraine, Canada, Italy, New Zealand. I am always curious to attend a show in another country. Indeed this bear-making hobby leaded me up to the most beautiful spots in the world.
My work did get rewarded very often and I won countless prizes and nominations as the Toby Award (Teddy bear and friends), Teddy Total contest, European Teddy Contest, Beerbericht (Dutch magazine), Woburn Teddy Bear Festival to name just a few. I feel honoured that I have been asked as a jury member of teddy contest.

Jena Pang

I´m Chinese but currently I live near to London in UK. My collecting teddybears started in 2002, but in 2007 I started to collect artist (original) teddies. I perform, teache and adjucate piano and violin competitions worldwide. I regularly attend intentational teddy bear shows around the world (Hugglets, Kensington; Teddybar Welt , Wiesbaden Wallau; Teddybar Total, Munster, Steiff Sommer Festival, Giengen am der Brenz).

Hana Pořízková

I´ve been creating teddy bears since 2008, when I met through internet a community of ladies and girls with a common interest – collecting and sewing teddy bears.
A sewing teddy bears is my hobby and joy. My teddy bears are made by hands with all care – to be a pleasure for everyone they end up with.
With my teddy bears I successfully participated at several exhibitions and competitions in our country and abroad.
In 2013 we formed “Teddy Bear Club” with an aim to support activities connected with collecting, exhibiting, hand making and promoting teddy bears.