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World of Wearableart Design Competition 2018; Prizes Worth Rs. 1,10,50,000 in Different Categories: Apply by March 28

By: PD | 24 Dec 2017 2:12 PM

For 30 years, World of WearableArt has bewitched and beguiled. Now, for this very special anniversary event, we’re once again calling on designers, artists and creators everywhere
to bring to life the worlds that live in your mind for this truly international design competition.

Perhaps you have entered before, and have been waiting for this special commemoration to return. Perhaps you enter regularly- in which case, the six worlds that have been created this year.

Provide new scope for your art. You may never have entered before. What an extraordinary occasion on which to make your debut. In three decades, our community of designers, artists and creators have changed how our audiences see life. They have put themselves on stage in a theatrical spectacular for the whole world to see. Brilliantly. Intelligently. Generously.


The following provisions set out entry requirements in respect of the World of Wearableart Design Competition 2018:

(a) Designers must enter under their own names and not as a collective or a business.

(b) Design teams can consist of no more than three designers (and any reference to ‘designer’ in these terms and conditions will include all members of a design team).

(c) Entrants must be 18 years of age or over as at March 28, 2018.

(d) Designers can submit multiple entries.

(e) An entry can be submitted into one competition section only. For example, the same garment entry cannot be entered into both the Avant-garde and Open sections.

(f) An entry can be designed for a maximum of three models to wear.

(g) WOW will supply all models for judging and on-stage performances.

(h) No trademarks, logos or brand names can be used in an entry, except for those of WOW or one of its major sponsors with their approval and sign off.

(i) An unsuccessful entry previously entered in the competition cannot be entered again in a subsequent year unless altered by 85%.

(j) An entry that has been shown in another competition prior to entering WOW will be accepted.

(k) WOW asks that designers do not actively promote their WOW entries publicly or publish images or video footage of their entries during the competition process until after the
WOW Awards ceremony.

Entry Process: 

Step 1- Submit your intention to enter online. You will be required to state how many garments you intend to enter and into which sections. Closes 28 March 2018

Step 2-Compulsory pre-selection for first-time New Zealand entrants and ALL International entrants. Designers are required to upload photos of completed entries online, for the judges’ consideration.
International deadline: March 28, 2018

Step 3-Complete the final step of the online entry process and send the entry to Nelson, New Zealand. Designers are required to upload photographs of completed entries, input all required information online, and print and sign the Terms and Conditions to send to Nelson,
New Zealand with their entry.
Deadline for entry hand-in – entries must arrive at the World of WearableArt headquarters
in Nelson, New Zealand by 5.00pm June 18, 2018.


Over $170,000 in prize money in different categories.

Last Date:

Applications close by March 28, 2018.


95 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
PO Box 9037, Annesbrook, Nelson, 7044 New Zealand
Email Id:
P: +64 3 547 4570
F: +64 3 547 0324

For more details about World of Wearableart Design Competition 2018, visit the official website here.

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