World of WearableArt Awards Competition
Welcome to World of WearableArt
Welcome to World of WearableArt (WOW), the world’s leading wearable art competition that showcases finalist garments in a spectacular stage show held in Wellington, New Zealand attracting an audience of around 60,000 people.
For over thirty years, the World of WearableArt Awards Competition has invited designers from around the world and from all backgrounds to create the unimaginable, to challenge the conventional and defy creative expectations as they make works of art that will be brought to life at the WOW Awards Show. The Competition is a unique platform to share and showcase your creativity with the world.
Continue to read on to find out more about how you can enter a work of wearable art for the 2021 World of WearableArt Awards Competition.
About the Competition
Before you begin on your journey into the World of WearableArt Awards Competition, watch the video below to find out more about what it’s like to be part of the World of WearableArt community from some of the 2019 finalist designers!
The Competition is internationally renowned and attracts entries from over 40 countries. Whether you’re entering to design free from commercial restraint, to add to your student portfolio or to push the limits of your imagination, the World of WearableArt Awards Competition offers you a truly unique creative outlet.
These webpages have been created as a guide on “how to WOW”! You’ll be taken through what you need to know about creating a work of wearable art and entering the Competition. Across the pages you will find out more about the 2021 section themes, key dates and deadlines as well as things to consider when making your garment.
Who can enter?
The World of WearableArt Awards Competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 (as at 26 March 2021), from anywhere around the world.
Designers enter from the worlds of fashion, textile or industrial design, jewellery, architecture, engineering, sculpture and painting or homemaking. We see designers realising creative ideas that they’ve had for a long time, sometimes years, and others use the section themes to spark a new vision.
Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.