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Creative Design Awards

 
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Awards for Designs Accepted into the Annual Design Exhibition 
           

Professional - Faculty
 
 
ATEXINC Award for Excellence in Marketable Textile Design ($500)
 
Claire Shaeffer Award for Outstanding Marketable Design - Faculty ($250) -- for entry in the Mass Market Level of Production
 
Sandra Hutton Award for Excellence in Fiber Arts ($300) 
 
ITAA Award for Innovative Design Scholarship ($300) -- innovative design with a focus on design scholarship
 
ITAA Award for Creative and Innovative Employment of Technique(s) ($300) --techniques used (patternmaking, draping, surface design, and/or construction, etc.) introduce something new and/or challenge conventions or established methods
 
 
Graduate
 
ATEXINC Award for Excellence in Marketable Textile Design, Graduate Student Level ($500)
 
EFI Optitex Award for Marketable Sustainable Design for Undergraduate and Graduate Students (Two awards of $250 each) --  Sustainable and wearable design marketed for today’s consumer. 250 word essay on why the design is sustainable through use of materials, processes, technology; and an additional 250 words on how the design will be marketed to today’s consumers and their shopping habits.  Essay must be submitted by October 1.  Submission must indicate the designer level: Undergraduate or Graduate Student.  Images/Video/pattern of final garment recommended.  Certificate for faculty advisor.

University of Fashion - Alvanon Sustainability Award($679 total value) includes an Alvanon half scale dress form ($300 value), free access to their “Sustainability in Fashion” course on https://motif.com ($190 value) and a one-year subscription to University of Fashion ($189 value) --best use of recycled materials, complexity of design and technical execution

 

ITAA Award for Innovative Design Scholarship
 ($300) -- innovative design with a focus on design scholarship
 

ITAA Award for Creative and Innovative Employment of Technique(s)
 ($300) --techniques used (patternmaking, draping, surface design, and/or construction, etc.) introduce something new and/or challenge conventions or established methods


Undergraduate

ATEXINC Award for Excellence in Marketable Textile Design ($500)

Claire Shaeffer Award for Outstanding Marketable Design - Undergraduate Student ($250) -- for entry in the Mass Market Level of Production.

EFI Optitex Award for Marketable Sustainable Design for Undergraduate and Graduate Students (Two awards of $250 each) --  Sustainable and wearable design marketed for today’s consumer. 250 word essay on why the design is sustainable through use of materials, processes, technology; and an additional 250 words on how the design will be marketed to today’s consumers and their shopping habits.  Essay must be submitted by October 1.  Submission must indicate the designer level: Undergraduate or Graduate Student.  Images/Video/pattern of final garment recommended.  Certificate for faculty advisor.


 
 
 
Blanche Payne Award  ($1,000) for creative design or technical design research paper; 2-step application process