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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.       

   Joe’s Blackbook 10th Annual Design Scholarship


Details: Joe’s Blackbook is committed to supporting and nurturing the next generation of designers. Each year the Joe's Blackbook Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, awards two $10,000 Scholarships — one womenswear, one menswear. Juniors at top U.S. design schools compete via a project. Designers judge the submissions in a two-stage process. Six Finalists are selected to present in front of a panel of Judges each April.

 Submission Deadline: February 24, 2019

 Winners Selected: April 2020

Competition Guidelines: Design an original menswear or womenswear collection for Fall/Winter 2020 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? 

In order to submit your projects please contact either: Crystal Hoyte-Miguel ([email protected]) or Professor Gerard Dellova ([email protected])

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.

   Indigo Design Award


Details: Celebrating trail-blazers, risk-takers and all those on the cutting edge of the visual design world. You are invited to show your prodigy and let Indigo be the prism through which your brilliance shines

Submission Deadline: February 29, 2019

Winners Selected: April 2019

Competition GuidelinesIndigo is open to conceptual and completed designs that are five years old or less. They are looking for exceptional work from anywhere around the globe. They accept submissions in the following areas of expertise: Graphic Design, Digital Design – UX and UI design, Mobile Design, Game Design, Design for Social Change

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About Marly Group Limited: Marly Group provides global expertise in design, art, and sustainability awards solutions for creatives worldwide, including international promotion, events organization, and competitions management. It is a full-service creative studio based in Hong Kong.  They manage various projects across the globe specializing in digital competitions, design, and art. 

   The Gallery Collection Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship


Details: The Gallery Collection Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship is a 13th Annual Create-A-Greeting Card $10,000 contest. You can design a greeting card for the opportunity to win yourself a $10,000 scholarship and $1,000 for your school. Plus, your winning entry will be made into a bona fide greeting card by The Gallery Collection.

Submission Deadline: March 2, 2020

Winners Selected: May 6, 2020

Competition GuidelinesThis contest is open to all high school, college, and university students enrolled during the time period of the contest in an academic program designed to conclude with the awarding of a diploma or a degree. By entering the Contest, applicant warrants that the submission is an original work, has not been previously published or won any award, and that applicant is aware of no conflicting rights in the submission including but not limited to copyright or other intellectual property rights.

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About Prudent Publishing: Prudent Publishing Company, Inc has been a publisher of premium, personalized greeting cards for over 85 years. Their Gallery Collection© lines of Holiday and All-Occasion cards are sold through direct mail catalogs and website only and are targeted to a corporate clientele. The cards are of the highest quality, using rich paper, heavy embossing and foil stamping.

   Winston Churchill Wardrobe Competition


Details: ARTS THREAD has partnered with Pentland Group and Churchill Centre as the platform for the fourth edition of this competition. This year's theme is called the Winston Churchill Wardrobe Competition.

Submission Deadline: March 27, 2020

Winners Selected: May 20, 2020

Competition Guidelines: Best-known as the Prime Minister that gave the British Lion its roar during the Second World War, Sir Winston Spencer Churchill was a force in more ways than one. His ceaseless energy  has been documented throughout every aspect of his life; from speech-writing and party-hopping Edwardian politician to Nobel Prize winner and artwork extraordinaire. Generations of historians have marvelled at the man that many consider the greatest Briton of all time. There was, however, more to Churchill than his savvy war strategies and gravelly voice. A man who knew the power of dressing for the occasion, Churchill dressed in a manner that was undoubtedly ahead of his time. Some would say that his sense of style was peculiar, others unique; combining to create a notably individual look that visually renders him one of history’s most iconic figures. Churchill was a man that dressed for the moment, with a style that was aligned to his role as both a keen war strategist and a politician. A love of military uniforms meant he was frequently seen in ‘siren suits’, specially designed to be donned quickly when air raid sirens sounded. Alongside an intensely practical sense of style, existed his love of the finer things in life. Churchill possessed an extensive parliamentary wardrobe, with suits made by the most luxurious brands on Savile Row, as well as a casual wardrobe for his love of paining and brick wall making. A forward-thinking man, he took his style inspiration from the time in which he existed as one of the most in-demand figures in public office. You are asked to use the above as inspiration to: design one item of casual apparel, footwear, or accessory, that Winston Churchill would be proud to wear in 2020. Strictly no formalwear or tailoring, we would like to see the research, inspiration, rationale and mood boards that led to your final designs.

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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. 

   International Arts of Fashion Competition 2020


Details: The Arts of Fashion Competition exists to promote and reward creativity and inventiveness; discover emerging talent and facilitate careers; establish enriching contacts and exchanges between different countries, schools and universities; and to foster new relationships between those from different industries and fields.

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2020

Winners Selected: December 2020

Competition Guidelines: The registration fee is $40 for one category, Fashion or Accessories. Each candiodate needs to design a capstone collection of 3 models: The application materials should be completed as listed: 1 page for the 3 illustrations or plan of collection; 1 page for each silhouette – illustration; 1 page for each silhouette - flats/technical designs; 1 page for the fabric and material swatches; 1 page for the visual developed concept/ atmosphere/ mood board; 1 page for the written developped concept with a title in English (around 100 words); 1 resume / CV of the applicant; 1 student ID (photocopy) 2019-20 of the applicant; Format of each page: MUST BE – 8.5" x 11" or A4 / Letter – and on separate pages (do not try to bind or mount it or else) – name of the student and the school should be written on the back of each page with a light pencil.

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About Arts of Fashion Foundation: The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a 501(c) (3), public, non-profit organization, linking both academics and professionals alike and is dedicated in fostering international cultural exchange through the creation of a variety of educational programs meant to facilitate critical thinking and advance the field of fashion among artists, designers, scholars and students. The primary focus of the foundation is the continuous support of creativity and design process in fashion and the arts linked to it.

   New Talents Competition


Details: The New Talents section of Me&MyLife arises from the idea of helping to give public recognition to all those individuals who contribute anonymously to improve our way of Feeling and Living life. They believe that there is an innate Talent in every person and they would like to discover yours. In addition to ensuring visibility and the public exhibition of the individuals who are participating in it, this project grants a variety of money prizes. The open nature of this project facilitates the participation of all those individuals, companies, groups or institutions wanting to show the world how they are Feeling.

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2020

Winners Selected: October 15, 2020

Competition Guidelines: The “NEW TALENTS” CONTEST will take place in accordance with the rules below and will be split into different categories; the contestant will be entitled to choose that he/she will enter this contest in any of the following categories, as many times as he/she wishes to do so:  Story: Between 500 and 1.000 words long in the Spanish, English or French languages and about any of the Feelings or Attitudes. Illustration: Color drawing of a Character that identifies with the Feelings or Attitudes. Comic: Between 3 and 6 sheets in DINA4 size, without any texts inside, either in black and white or in color, and concerning any of the Feelings or Attitudes. The Comic may consist of several vignettes i.e. comic drawings with descriptive-reflective texts underneath them that help us understand the Comic as well as make us Think and Feel. Fashion: Design of a garment (from a Sock to a Haute Couture clothing), using contents from our website: Logos, Characters, enlarged/modified vignettes or parts of those vignettes or concerning any of the Feelings or Attitudes specifically proposed by ME&MYLIFE. Jewels: 3D design, concerning any of the Feelings or Attitudes  Music: Instrumental, vocal and/or mixed musical composition, in any language, concerning any Feeling or Attitude. The participant must upload his/her artwork to the Website of ME&MYLIFE by using the form provided for such a purpose, mentioning the title and providing a brief description of his/her artwork.

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About Me&MyLife: Me&MyLife is a brand that was born after 4 years of hard work research and development. It plans to become a revolution in the way jewelry is designed and worn. The brand has an unique concept. It is a luxury, modern, fresh and universal brand that allows you to choose how you want to express yourself and the feelings you have for those you love, through our creations.  Their aim is to inspire a large number of people to Think, Reflect, Remember, Admit, Smile, Desire, Love, Cry of emotion …