WOW - World of WearableArt

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WOW Design Competition is a renowned international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries from all over the world. Using the human body as a blank canvas designers create works of wearable art to be exhibited in the annual WOW Awards Show.

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Downloadable materials for tertiary institutes 


Find out more information about shipping your garment to WOW in Nelson, New Zealand.


Still have questions? Look through our FAQs to find out more.


Before you submit your entry – have you read through our competition Terms & Conditions?


Get in touch with one of the members of the Wardrobe or Competition Department if you require further assistance with anything. 


Education Partners 

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 2018

Weds 28 March Step 1 (intention to enter) closes
Step 2 entries close for ALL international entrants
Thu 5 April International pre-selection results emailed
Mon 14 May Step 2 entries close for New Zealand first-time entrants
Fri 18 May New Zealand pre-selection results emailed
Mon 18 June Step 3 entries close- final garment hand-in 5pm
Fri 6 – Sun 8 July First Judging
Fri 20 July Judging results emailed
Sun 9 Sept Second Judging (provisional)
Mon 24 Sept Final Judging
Fri 28 Sept 2018 Awards announced
Sat 29 Sept Entries open for 2019 WOW Competition  


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