WOW - World of WearableArt Award Show

WOW - World of WearableArt

WOW Awards & Prizes

The 2018 WOW Design Competition offers over $170,000 in prize money. 

All prizes below are in New Zealand dollars.

Supreme WOW® Award

The most prestigious Award of all; given to the entry that the judges consider to be the most exception overall.

Winner receives NZD30,000

Runner-up receives NZD10,000

Credit: Diva’s Dreamscape, Peter Wakeman, New Zealand

Dame Suzie Moncrieff Award

Chosen by WOW Founder, Dame Suzie Moncrieff, as the garment that epitomises the WOW spirit.

Winner receives NZD5,000

Runner-up receives NZD1,000

 

Garment credit: Tradition Progress, Tsz Kwan Au, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong

 

Section Prizes

Aotearoa, Avant-garde, Open, Reflective Surfaces and Under the Microscope:

First prize: NZD6,000

Second prize: NZD3,000

Third prize: NZD1,500

Bizarre Bra:

First prize: NZD4,000

Second prize: NZD2,000

Third prize: NZD1,000

Garment credit: Renascence, Yuru Ma & Siyu Fang, Donghua University, China

 

First-time Entrant Award

This award recognises the creativity and originality of an entry submitted by a first-time entrant.

Winner receives NZD5,000

Runner-up receives NZD1,000

Garment Credit: Brave New World, Ewelina Kosmal, Poland

Student Innovation Award

This award recognises an entry submitted by a current tertiary student or recent graduate.

Winner receives NZD5,000

Runner-up receives NZD1,000

Garment Credit: Kaleidoscope, Tess Tavener Hanks, Australia

Sustainability Award

This award recognises a designer who demonstrates inventive use of recycled materials in their garment.  At least 85% of the garment must be made from recycled materials.

Winner receives NZD5,000

Runner-up receives NZD1,000

Garment Credit: Templa Mentis, Daniella Sasvari, New Zealand

Wearable Technology Award

This award recognises a designer that explores and applies the most original and innovative technology to the construction and/or function of their wearable art garment.

Winner receives NZD5,000

Runner-up receives NZD1,000

Garment Credit: Exotic, Qianwen Hong, Donghua University, China

New Zealand Design Award

Acknowledging the creativity and excellence of New Zealand designers.

Winner receives NZD5,000

Garment: Tinker, Jeff Thomson, New Zealand

International Awards

Acknowledging the creativity and excellence of international designers, a prize of NZD5,000 is awarded to the best international design from each of the following regions:

  • United Kingdom & Europe
  • Americas
  • Asia
  • Australia & Pacific

In addition, an overall international winner is selected and receives NZD6,000.

Weta Workshop Emerging Designer Award

The winner of this Award is chosen by Sir Richard Taylor, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Weta Workshop, from across all categories of the competition.  The winner will have the unique opportunity to spend time behind-the-scenes at Weta Workshop, and receives NZD5,000, flights from anywhere in the world plus accommodation in Wellington for up to four weeks.

Winner receives NZD5,000

Runner-up receives NZD1,000

Cirque du Soleil Invited Artisan Award

Chosen by a judge from Cirque du Soleil, this award is presented to an established designer whose entry demonstrates outstanding use of new techniques or technologies.  The winner receives NZD5,000 and will undertake a four-week residency at Cirque du Soleil in Montreal, Canada.  Flights from anywhere in the world and accommodation are included.

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