WOW - World of WearableArt

Education Partners

Entries are now open for the 2019 World of WearableArt Awards. 

WOW is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries each year. 

We love working with our education partners to guide and encourage students to enter the Competition, with a focus on generating entries which demonstrate a high level of design concept and construction.

Offering this platform which develops and extends the abilities of the students and provides them with an unique opportunity to showcase their design skills and creativity through the World of WearableArt Awards Show is something we are very proud of.

Find out more about the WOW Competition.

 

Click “Read More” to find out about how student designers can enter the World of WearableArt Awards Competition.

 

Left: Incognita, Ian Bernhard, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand (2016)

How to Enter

The first step for any new designer is to Register as a WOW Designer. Once registered, the designer can begin the Online Entry Process which comprises of three steps. Step 1: Intention to Enter is a simple stage of the entry process where designers must record how many garments they are entering into which sections. Step 1: Intention to Enter must be completed by 29 March 2019.

All International entrants and first-time New Zealand entrants must go through Step 2: Preselection. This step asks designers to submit photographs of their completed garments for the judges to review. International entrants must have completed Step 2: Preselection by 29 March 2019. New Zealand first-time entrants must have completed Step 2: Preselection by 13 May 2019.

Find out more about the Online Entry Process here.

2019 World of WearableArt Awards

Entries are now open for the 2019 World of WearableArt Awards. In 2018 we had 40 student finalist designers, representing 14 education institutes from 8 countries around the world, and we can’t wait to see what student entries we receive for the Awards this year. 

To help you promote and share information about the World of WearableArt Awards to your students, we’ve created a set of resources for you to download and use as you need. You can also download the 2019 Entry Guide from the top of this page – which includes information and inspiration for the six worlds (Sections) of the 2019 World of WearableArt Awards. 

Click below to see and download the following materials: 

  • A4 printable poster
  • Digital landscape asset
  • Square social media asset

If there is anything else that we can provide to help you inform and encourage students to enter the World of WearableArt Awards Competition, please don’t hesitate to contact us

 

Download printable A4 poster

This A4 printable poster has been created
for you to print out and include on any
college/school noticeboards or to hand out
to students when appropriate.

Download digital landscape asset

This landscape asset has been created
for you to include in any internal e-newsletters
or perhaps to post on a website/student blog area. 

Along with this image, please feel free to use
the text below to provide for captions
providing more information.

Download a square social media post

This social media asset has been created
for you to include in any relevant social
media channels (you can find us
@worldofwearableart on Facebook and Instagram)

Along with this image, please feel free to use
the text below to provide for captions
providing more information.

 

Informative text about the 2019 World of WearableArt Awards Competition:

The World of WearableArt (WOW) Awards Competition is a unique platform for designers to share and showcase creativity and inspiration, expand horizons through global connections to other creative companies, experiment with new techniques and technologies and build on professional portfolios of design work.

The World of WearableArt Awards offer not only prize money (a total prize pool of NZD187,500) but also profile and promotion of your work, networking opportunities, and access to exclusive internships and residencies. Whether you’re entering to progress yourself professionally or simply looking for a creative challenge, WOW is a wonderful platform to push the limits of your imagination and creativity.

Entries are now open for the 2019 World of WearableArt Awards. Step 1: Intention to Enter closes 29 March 2019.

 

Internships and residencies available in 2019:

  • Weta Workshop Emerging Designer Award in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Cirque du Soleil Invited Artisan Award in Montreal, Canada
  • The Residency Experience Award in Los Angeles, United States

For more information about all 34 Awards to be won in 2019 please click here.

Left: Kaleidoscope, Tess Tavener Hanks, University of Technology Sydney, Australia (2015)

2018 Student Finalist Designers

We are excited to announce the 2018 Student Finalist Designers. In total, 40 student designers have been selected, representing 14 education institutes from 8 countries around the world. 

Click below to find out the names of the students, education institutes and countries who will have their garments on stage in the 2018 WOW Awards Show:

Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand):
3 Finalist Designers

Alana Braddon-Parsons & Jolie Lam
(two finalist designers in a design team)

Sophie Smythe

 

Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (New Zealand):
1 Finalist Designer

Isa Hackett

 

Donghua University (China):
8 Finalist Designers

Xia Tian, He Fangyu & Yang Mengtong
(three finalist designers in a design team)

Ma Shunshun

Wu Xinyue

Gao Wenzhi

Sun Ye

Zhang Qiyao

Eastern Institute of Technology (New Zealand):
1 Finalist Designer

Anna Grapes

 

Hong Kong Designer Institute (Hong Kong, China):
7 Finalist Designers

Chan Suet Yi

Chan Tsz Kwan

Chan Wai Tung

Chung Wai Hei

Tam Shun Him

Yeung Ping Chun

Yiu Wai Ching

 

London College of Fashion (United Kingdom):
5 Finalist Designers

Daheng Liu

Li Yiran

Louise Byford

Mingzhang Sun

Qiongwen Zhang

Mode Estah (France):
1 Finalist Designer

Marine Arnoul

 

Pearl Academy (India):
1 Finalist Designer

Jubinav Chadha

 

Pratt Institute (United States):
1 Finalist Designer

Weixue Zhang

 

Shih Chien University, Kaohsiung Campus (Taiwan):
7 Finalist Designers

Kuo Fang-Yu, Chang Chih-Ling & Hsu Yi-Ting
(three finalist designers in a design team)

Lin Kaun Yu

Lin Yi-Chun, Chao Li-chia & Li Hsin-Yu
(three finalist designers in a design team)

 

Shih Chien University, Taipei Campus (Taiwan):
2 Finalist Designers

Li Zi-Jin & Tseng Wen-Min
(two finalist designers in a design team)

 

University of Saint Joseph (Macau, China):
1 Finalist Designer

Alina Garcia

 

University of Technology Sydney (Australia):
1 Finalist Designer

Hanna Smith

 

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design (New Zealand):
1 Finalist Designer

Clara Wigmore

2018 Student Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our student award-winners at the 2018 World of WearableArt Awards. 

The winner of the 2018 Student Innovation Award was Shell, Zhang Qiyao, Donghua University, China (featured right). Shell was a finalist garment in the Avant-garde Section and was an entry that the judges thought captured a modern silhouette, presenting a unique, fresh form. 

The 2018 Student Innovation Award Runner-up was presented to Under the Skin, Louise Byford, London College of Fashion, United Kingdom (2018 Under the Microscope Section).

 

Click below to see the full list of student award-winners at the 2018 World of WearableArt Awards. 

 

Avant-garde Section
Third:

Tangka, Qiongwen Zhang, London College of Fashion, United Kingdom

 

Dame Suzie Moncrieff Award
Runner-up:

Feminine Hell, Xia Tian, Yang Mengtong & He Fangyu, Donghua University, China

 

First-time Entrant Award
Winner:

Hide and Seek, Mingzhang Sun, London College of Fashion, United Kingdom

 

Wearable Technology Award
Runner-up:

Tangible Duality, Hanna Smith, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

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