Submission deadline extended
14 May 2010
This category seeks original, creative and innovative entries from fashion designers. Work need not be produced just for the competition but must have been developed within the last two years.
Entries should show an understanding of the fashion design process, including colour, fabric, styling and production techniques. Submissions can be for designs not yet fully realised but clear indication of production processes should be made for any non realised work. All work should clearly illustrate the development of ideas from concept to final design including text as necessary. Entrants should be prepared to produce the work for display at the Northern Futures exhibition if it is not already complete.
Imaginative designs will be favoured by the judges and candidates who demonstrate an understanding of the use of colour and texture will score highly. Entries that clearly articulate how the designer has developed their ideas from concept to final design will do particularly well. Submitted work should be well presented both through use of language and imagery.
Work should be presented as a PDF file or JPEG imges including design sketches and photographic images of final garments as appropriate. PDFs should be no more than 4 sheets per submitted item. Entrants that prefer to submit JPEG image files instead of PDF's are welcome to do so as long as the images are saved in the RGB colour format. The JPEG files must not exceed A2 size and there can be no more than four files per item entry, a maximum of 3 items per category.
Only files that have a .jpeg or .pdf extension will be accepted for submission in this category. Students are advised that the entry system will not allow any other file types to be uploaded so work should be formatted in advance to make sure the entry criteria has been met.
Photographs of models wearing designs are welcomed as part of the presentation file(s). Entrants are reminded that any images and text should be legible once the PDF conversion process is complete or once the JPEG file has been saved so that the entry can be marked properly.
As part of the entry process, entrants will be asked to submit a rationale (description) for their project. This should be prepared in advance and pasted in to the appropriate box during the submission process. The rationale should include details of any original brief or commission, processes used, any tools or techniques employed and any appropriate explanation of the work. This rationale is important as it will allow the judging panel to understand fully the aims and purpose of the work. Applicants are encouraged to present this information clearly and concisely in no more than 250 words.
Entrants should ensure that files are submitted in PDF or JPEG format (RGB colour only). Entries can either be one single file or multiple files, but the total entry size must not exceed 30MB. For further information and support, please check the 'How to enter' section which contains a useful FAQ page before contacting the organisers via the contact section.
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