WOW - World of WearableArt Award Show

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WOW - World of Wearable Art

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The World of WearableArt® Awards is an internationally recognised design competition based in New Zealand.

2017 Inspiration

World of WearableArt™ is an international design competition that provides a platform for both established and aspiring artists and designers to push the boundaries of their creativity. 

Entries open 24 September 2016 – 31 March 2017 

2017 Inspiration

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Mainfreight sponsored freighting is available for WOW® designers from selected New Zealand and international depots.



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WOW® encourages innovation, originality, creativity and works closely with a number of universities, tertiary institutes and other organisations worldwide. 

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Competition Dates 2017


24 September      Entries Open 2017 WOW® Awards Show

31 March              Step 1 Closes

31 March              Step 2 Closes for International First Time Entrants

5 April                 International Preselection Results Emailed

15 May                 Step 2 Closes for New Zealand First Time Entrants

19 May                 New Zealand Preselection Results Emailed

10 – 17 April         Mainfreight sponsored freight hand in for US, UK &                                          Netherlands

24 April – 1 May    Mainfreight sponsored freight hand in for Australia, Hong                                 Kong, China & Taiwan

25 May – 8 Jun     Mainfreight sponsored freight hand in for NZ main centres

26 May – 2 June   Mainfreight sponsored freight hand in for NZ provinces

19 June 2017         Step 3 Entries Close, Garments due & final hand in by 5pm

7-9 July                First Judging

17 July                  Judging Results Emailed

3 September         Second Judging

18 September        Final Judging

22 September        WOW® Awards announced

23 September        2018 sections announced / 2018 Competition opens

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