The Cordis Prize for Tapestry is the biggest international prize for this artform. It was initiated by Miranda Harvey and Ian Rankin of the Cordis Trust in order to celebrate the city of Edinburgh as a centre of excellence for tapestry weaving. The prize has been running for three years now, and has attracted entries from all over the globe including Japan, Australia, Denmark and France. Each year the shortlisted entries are drawn up by an illustrious panel  including Fiona Mathison, Alison Watt, and Nicky Wilson, and they have been exhibited at the Royal Scottish  Academy as part of Visual Arts Scotland’s annual exhibition.