For over thirty years, the World of WearableArt Awards Competition has invited designers from around the world and from all backgrounds to create the unimaginable, to challenge the conventional and defy creative expectations as they make works of art that will be brought to life at the WOW Awards Show.
The Competition is a unique platform to share and showcase your creativity with the world.
World of WearableArt (WOW), the world’s leading wearable art competition that showcases finalist garments in a spectacular stage show held in Wellington, New Zealand attracting an audience of around 60,000 people.
Designers enter from the worlds of fashion, textile or industrial design, jewellery, architecture, engineering, sculpture and painting or homemaking.
We see designers realising creative ideas that they’ve had for a long time, sometimes years, and others use the section themes to spark a new vision.
Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed.
Designers can submit multiple entries. An entry can be submitted into one competition section only.
An entry that has been shown in another competition prior to entering WOW™ is eligible for entry into the WOW™ Awards.
The official language of the competition is English, and all entry information must be submitted in this language.
Who can enter?
The World of WearableArt Awards Competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 (as at 26 March 2021), from anywhere around the world.
Competition Entry fee
The Competition is free to enter.
World of WearableArt Awards Competition Prizes
As well as a total prize pool of over $185,000 (NZD), the Competition offers you the chance to experience exclusive residencies and internships with global creative companies, experiment with new techniques and technologies and build on professional portfolios of designer work.
Entries must be made online at www.worldofwearableart.com by the deadline given at each step of the entry process.
The registration period ends on March 26 – 2021.
You can check the competition website following this link.
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