Call for Entries!
A Loud Shout to Young Design Aficionados
Fashion, as a signifier of societal change, can stimulate contemporary articulations on the dialectics of tradition and modernity in the clothing, textile and craft sectors. What does the future entail? Can fashion balance cultural perspectives, experiential aspects of technology along with sustainable practices? Constant rediscoveries lead to renewed maneuvers, tactics and transformations in fashion. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) announces the 'Call for Entries' for International Student Design Competition 2018.
The theme of the competition 'Rediscovering Culture: Transforming Fashion' aims to receive fresh perspectives in the domain of fashion, culture, textiles, crafts, technology and sustainability. The competition provides an interdisciplinary platform to showcase young talent, path-breaking approaches, and futuristic insights through the participating entries. The final entries shall be in static showcase during the International Conference organized by National Institute of Fashion Technology from 31st January - 2nd February 2018 at New Delhi, India.
Cultural Transformations by Design
Sustainable Approaches & Practices
Design submissions will be in the form of any one of the following:
Important dates to remember
Submission of entries – 29th Sep 2017
Declaration of shortlisted entries – 10th Oct 2017
Final submission of entries – 27th Nov 2017
Announcement of results – 8th Dec 2017
Who can apply?
Current design students (UG & PG level)
Graduates from Class of 2017 (UG & PG level)
Nature of entry
Contestants must participate in individual capacity. Team participation shall not be accepted.
How to apply?
The jury and evaluation process
The jury panel shall comprise eminent members of Indian fashion industry; fashion design and research experts; and members of the academia.
The evaluation of the entries will be based on the following criteria:
a) Design innovation
c) Clarity in verbal & visual communication
d) Relevance to the theme
e) Compliance with Terms & Conditions
In all matters concerning the course of the competition, including the selection of award winners, the decision of the jury will be final.
The awards ceremony will take place during the valedictory session on 2nd February 2018, at the conference venue. The best three winners of the competition will receive awards:
First Prize: Cash Award of INR 50,000/-
Second Prize: Cash Award of INR 30,000/-
Third Prize: Cash Award of INR 20,000/-
For any queries relating to the competition, please write to: email@example.com
No participation fee is involved.
Terms & Conditions