Student Contests and Industry-Sponsored Projects

Student/Industry Opportunities

Partnerships and collaborations with industry is an essential part of an FIT education. From yearly competitions to one-time contests designed to answer a current industry challenge, FIT students participate and win high marks in student contests and industry sponsored projects.

The college is proud to have our students participate in campus-wide competitions, as well as with other leading universities, both locally and internationally. Industry sponsorships allow our students to work with the current challenges in their chosen area of study, connect with professionals in their fields, and gain an audience for their work before graduation. Industry sponsors are able to engage with emerging talent and FIT’s world renowned faculty.

If you are interested in partnering with FIT to sponsor a competition or would like to invite FIT students to participate in a contest you are hosting please review our guidelines and then fill out a proposal form.

Featured Contests

BVLGARI – The Art of Living with Allegra Baciami Passioné Project Student Design Contest
Bulgari partnered with the Fashion Institute of Technology to create a design challenge for undergraduate and graduate students to create art inspired by Bulgari’s Allegra Baciami eau de parfum. The project marked first time that Bulgari collaborated with a higher education institution. [...]

NFLPA Social Justice T-Shirt Student Design Competition
Football and fashion have come together in a powerful way to inspire positive change. In recognition of Juneteenth, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and its marketing and licensing arm, NFL Players Inc., unveiled the winning T-shirt Monday for its student design contest in partnership with the Social Justice Center at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).. [...]

IHG US Open Tennis Ball Dress Student Design Contest 
FIT students from Fashion Design Program were challenged to design a tennis ball dress which would incorporate tennis balls/ tennis ball material, be wearable by a model, and embraced the IHG and US Open tennis tournament brand.. [...]

Macy's Flower Show
FIT‘s students from Fashion Design Program were challenged to design a garment that embodies the spirit of this year’s Macy's Flower Show of light and bright colors. [...]

Salon du Chocolat Seoul
FIT‘s third-semester Fashion Design students at SUNY Korea were tasked with sketching a dress and making a basic structure of a garment for a fashion show at Salon du Chocolat Seoul [...]

Disney on Broadway Partners with FIT in Celebration of 25th Anniversary
Disney on Broadway continued its 25th anniversary celebration in partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology, creating a unique design challenge for students to reimagine contemporary designs for some of Disney on Broadway’s iconic female characters [...]

Team Quicksnap Wins NFLxFIT Contest for Reimagined Design System
A team of four FIT students who dubbed themselves Team Quicksnap took top prize for their winning design system in [...]

FIT's Lili Shi Wins Supima Design Competition
Lili Shi’s work, and that of six other finalists, was presented at Supima’s spring 2019 runway show.  Shi received $10,000 from Supima to jumpstart her career and will show her collection during Paris Fashion Week [...]

ICONS Award Winners Attend Harper’s Bazaar Event
Three talented FIT students earned invitations to attend the celebrity-filled Harper's Bazaar ICONS New York Fashion Week party on September [...]

Contest News


Alex Nazarov, 
Coordinator of Student Contests and Industry-Sponsored Projects
227 W. 27th, Room C913
(212) 217-4051
[email protected]