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Designer Resources

On this page you will find a library of resources that we have put together for you. This includes useful blogs and videos with tips and advice from the WOW team.

Advice for first-time entrants

Hear what our 2023 designers have to say about entering the WOW Competition including advice for first-time entrants.

Designer FAQ

If the answers below do not address your question, please read the WOW Competition Rules and Competition Terms & Conditions, which contain a lot of information about entering the competition and garment requirements.

What are the dates for the 2024 WOW Show?

26 September - 13 October 2024

Why can't I upload my photos or videos?

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

Why can't I log in to start the online entry process?

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:

I am a student/first-time entrant but my design partner is not, is our entry eligible for the Student Innovation Award/First-time Entrant Award?

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.

Am I eligible for the Student Innovation Award?

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.

Can I submit a sketch or drawing?

No. You must include at least four full length photographs of your actual completed garment as part of your entry submission.

Can I submit more than one entry in the Competition?

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.

Am I an International or a New Zealand entrant?

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.

Is there an age restriction?

Entrants must be 18 years or over.

Is there an entry fee?

No. There is no entry fee to enter the WOW Competition.

Contact the team

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.

Sarah Nathan

Sarah Nathan

Head of Competition
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Angela Fisk

Angela Fisk

Competition Coordinator
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Residency & Internships

The winner of the Wētā Workshop Emerging Designer Award provide unique opportunities to spend time with internationally renowned organisations, and learn directly from the best of the best. Find about past winners' experiences here.