On this page you’ll find resources and more information about entering the World of WearableArt (WOW) Competition
We’ve created a number of articles to help you enter the WOW Competition. Click on any of the posts below to get reading or head to the News + Updates section to find more. READ MORE+
Use our video resources for entry inspiration. Below is a selection to get you started, head to our YouTube channel to see more. WATCH MORE+
Hear what four New Zealand award-winning designers recently had to say about entering the WOW Competition including advice for first-time entrants. If you would like more pointers for entering your first competition here is a list of top tips. READ MORE+
If the answers below haven’t addressed a question that you have, please first read the WOW Competition Terms & Conditions, which contain a lot of information about entering the Competition and garment requirements. If these still do not address your query please contact us.
No. There is no entry fee to enter the WOW Competition.
Entrants must be 18 years or over.
The country an entry is from is determined by the place where a designer mostly resides. If an internationally-born designer is living in New Zealand, with New Zealand citizenship or New Zealand permanent residency, they are considered a New Zealand entrant and are not eligible for International Awards.
Internationally-born designers living in New Zealand on temporary visas, are considered International entrants. A design group made up of both New Zealand and International designers are not eligible for the International Awards or the New Zealand Design Award.
Yes. You may submit multiple entries in the competition.
An entry can consist of up to three garments, and there is no limit to the number of entries that you can submit.
No. You must include at least four full length photographs of your actual completed garment as part of your entry submission.
To be eligible for the Student Innovation Award, the designer must be currently enrolled in a tertiary level course or have graduated within 12 months as at the step 1 deadline.
The designer must provide their student ID number as part of the entry process requirements.
No. Both designers must be students (or graduated within 12 months as at the step 1 deadline) to be eligible for the Student Innovation Award.
This also applies to the First-Time Entrant Award, both designers must be first-time entrants to be eligible for the award.
Have you registered? Designers must register to receive their unique designer number before they can complete the online entry process.
If you have forgotten the email address that you used to register or are still having issues logging in, please contact our Competition Coordinator, Angela Fisk: email@example.com
If you are struggling to upload photographs or a video to your online entry form, they may be the wrong size or format.
Please see below for the requirements:
Photograph Format Requirements
File Format: JPG, tiff, PNG, BMP only
NB. The online entry form cannot accept PDFs, .rar, .zip or other formats.
File Size: 1.5MB maximum
Video Format Requirements
File Format: MP4 or MOV only | File Size: 25MB maximum
Video Duration: 15 seconds maximum
If your entry is chosen as a finalist (at First Judging, the judges select your entry to appear on stage in the Awards Show), you are entitled to ONE FREE Premium Seat in the ‘Designer Seating Section’ on Awards Night. You can also purchase up to three adjacent seats for your family or friends.
If your entry is not successful at First Judging, you will have the opportunity to purchase two tickets (for you and a family member or friend) in the ‘Designer Seating Section’ on Awards Night.
The World of WearableArt team are here to support you on your journey through the world of WOW.
Feel free to reach out to the appropriate member of staff listed below should you have any queries or questions.
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