World Of WearableArt Awards Competition 2024

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World Of WearableArt Awards Competition 2024

World Of WearableArt Awards Competition 2024 now is over!

The World Of WearableArt Awards Competition (WOW) 2024, the most prestigious wearable art competition has been recently opened for entries and like every year accepts submission from all designers, artists and creators everywhere to bring to life the worlds that live in their mind.

About Competition


The World Of WearableArt Awards Competition (WOW) 2024, the world’s leading wearable art competition, now is calling for entries!

For over thirty five 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.

When you enter the Competition you become part of an international design community and have the opportunity to have your work exhibited alongside designers and artists from around the world! World of WearableArt (WOW) is a unique combination of the world’s leading wearable art competition and a spectacular stage show held in Wellington, New Zealand. WOW attracts cutting-edge talent from across the globe, from the garment designers to the show’s dancers, aerialists, musicians and performers and the creative team which spends around 18 months bringing each bespoke WOW Awards Season together.

World of WearableArt Awards Show is New Zealand’s largest theatrical production and is a not-to-be-missed event for around 60,000 people as well as a coveted competition for international designers working at the cutting edge of fashion, art, design and costume, alongside students and first-time entrants.

This exhilarating performance, described as Broadway meets Cirque Du Soleil, sees the stage come alive with incredible works of wearable art, dancers, aerialists, music, lights, and AV.
In 2024, there are six worlds or section themes for designers to be inspired by when entering the Competition. This includes three recurring sections; Aotearoa, Avant-garde and Open, and three new sections, Natural World, Geometric Abstraction, and Crazy Curiosities of the Creature Carnival, that are unique to 2024.

To enter the World of WearableArt Awards Competition you need to create a complete garment. Drawings and sketches will not be accepted. You must include at least four full length photographs of your actual completed garment as part of your entry submission.

Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed.

Finalist garments are showcased in a spectacular stage show held in Wellington, New Zealand attracting an audience of around 60,000 people.

At the World of WearableArt Awards Ceremony, 33 Awards, including the coveted Supreme WOW Award, are awarded to finalist designers each year.




Eligibility


The World of WearableArt Awards Competition 2024 is open to anyone over the age of 18, from anywhere around the world.



Prize


A total prize pool of over $185,000 (NZD) will be awarded, the Competition offers you the chance to experience exclusive residencies and internships with global creative companies, experiment with new techniques and technologies and build on professional portfolios of designer work.



Entry fees


There is no entry fee to participate!

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