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FIT shares contests and projects that are open to the general public or to the general collegiate population only as a convenience and for informational purposes. FIT does not sponsor, organize, or endorse these contests or projects in any way, and FIT is not responsible for the accuracy, legality, content, or terms of any such contest or project. FIT encourages interested persons to carefully review the terms and conditions of any contest or project before participating and to contact the contest or project sponsor for questions or concerns.      

   Indiguild Design Contest

contests-2019-1-19-indiguild-fresh-contest-2019Details:  This competition's theme: "Fresh." Whether it's something novel, hot off the press, pure and cool like a breeze or plucked straight from the tree, Indiguild wants to see your fresh designs! Show Indiguild what the word "Fresh" means to you in your very own design story. This is your chance to share something meaningful and new. 

Submission Deadline: January 11, 2019

Winners Selected: January 25, 2019

Competition Guidelines: All designs must be your original work and not submitted previously for a design contest or competition or another website where your art is sold for commission.  The design should not comprise or consist of, or suggest hate speech in any form. Hate speech shall include any design that implies violence or hatred against individuals or groups based on certain characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, age or sexual orientation. 

Enter the Contest by sending your entry to info@indiguild.com 

About Indiguild: Indiguild is an online digital print space using eco-friendlier, water-based inks to print directly onto textiles for the fashion, home decor and crafting industries.  Upset by the plethora of cheap fabric stores, stolen designs and imports from a who-knows-where factory, Indiguild aims to create a website of carefully selected, highly curated prints that reflect the story of the artist behind them.

  Student Innovation Competition

contests-2019-student-innovation-competition-posterDetails:  Innova-Con is the annual conference of the International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP). Members and non-members are welcome to attend this thriving learning experience.

Submission Deadline: January 14, 2019

Winners Selected: January 21, 2019

Competition Guidelines: This competition is open to any university student or student team that wishes to share recent work in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Genetic Engineering, Advanced Technology, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Business Model Innovation, Materials Science, etc. We are particularly interested in student work that reflects the following themes: “disruption” and “business model innovation”.

Enter the Contest by sending your entry to LMORRIS@innovationlabs.com

About IAOIP: With thousands of individual, corporate, public, and non-profit members around the world, IAOIP is the leading international membership-based organization dedicated to the professional development of individuals working in the field of innovation. IAOIP is also the world’s only innovation certification body, providing members with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to deliver real change in their industry or field.

   Joe’s Blackbook 2019 Design Scholarship


Details:  Joe’s Blackbook is committed to supporting and nurturing the next generation of fashion designers. To that end, Joe’s Blackbook will award a $10,000 scholarship each to one Womenswear design student and one Menswear design student of junior year standing. The award money goes to the winning candidates’ school(s) to be applied towards the candidates’ senior year tuitions.

Submission Deadline: February 25, 2019

Winners Selected: April 2019

Competition Guidelines: Design an original menswear or womenswear collection for Fall/Winter 2019 that best reflects your design aesthetic. Each project must include: concept page / mood board, color / fabric / trim board, sketches from development process, technical flats, 7-8 key looks. Participants must also provide a one-page response to the following: What is the concept / inspiration behind the project? How does this project best demonstrate your unique aesthetic and perspective? Who is your target customer? What stores and brands appeal to your target customer? A short survey (participants will not be judged on this)

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About Joe’s Blackbook: To date, Joe's Blackbook Scholarship, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has donated over $160,000 in scholarships to emerging fashion design talent in the United States Through the Scholarship. Joe's Blackbook has helped countless students with tuition, and helped them land internships and jobs with The Row, Joseph Altuzarra, Calvin Klein, Public School, Ralph Lauren, and Theory, among others. 

   ModernfoldStyles 2019 Workplace of the Future Student Design Competition

contests-2019-4-5-workplace-of-the-future-design-competition-2019Details: You are designing for Law Firm located in New York City made up of roughly 150 employees: 20 Partners, CFO + 10 finance support team, CIO + 5 IT support, CMO + 6 marketing / PR staff, COO + 5 operations team members, 20 Counsels, 20 Lawyers, 15 Paralegals, 15 Corporate Associates, 15 Associates, 7 human resources staff, 10 administrative support, and 2 receptionists. 

Submission Deadline: April 5, 2019

Winners Selected: May 2, 2019

Competition Guidelines: Design parameters required in your drawing illustrates locations of elevators, stairs, emergency exits, window locations, ceiling height, and beams). Be as innovative and creative with the office space around these non-negotiable, fixed parameters: approximately 20,300 sq. ft., 12′ finished ceiling height, common area(s) such as restrooms, must comply with New York City building codes. Provide a caption for your drawing. A supporting statement will be required that articulates your vision of the “Workplace of the Future.” 

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About ModernfoldStyles: It is recognized within the industry as the leader in flexible and innovative Space Management Solutions providing operable partitions and glass wall systems for commercial and residential projects. It is a professional resource for architects, general contractors, interior designers, and clients contributing to the success of more than 1,600 projects annually in the New York, New Jersey, and greater Philadelphia area. 

   The Pentland Churchill Pol Roger Gift Box Competition

contests-2019-4-16-pentland-churchill-pol-roger-gift-box-competitionDetails: ARTS THREAD has partnered with Pentland Group plc, The Churchill Centre and Champagne Pol Roger as the platform for this competition.

Submission Deadline: April 16, 2019

Winners Selected: May 20, 2019

Competition Guidelines: Design a gift box (template supplied) for a limited-edition Magnum of Pol Roger Brut Reserve champagne that celebrates the paintings of
 Sir Winston Churchill. The design should reflect Churchill’s passion
 for art and his enthusiasm for his “joyride in a paintbox,” the colours, subjects, influences and techniques of his paintings.

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About ARTS THREAD: ARTS THREAD is the world’s only creative student and graduate website. It bridges the gap between education and the creative industry. For the first time ever, design students, graduates, universities, schools and the creative industry can network worldwide.