In order of deadline:
Spoonflower Weekly Design Challenge (Deadline: Weekly Challenges)
Spoonflower’s Weekly Design Challenges encourage creativity by inviting our community to submit designs around fun themes and vote on favorites to win prizes.
Spoonflower Emerging Designer Grant (Deadline: Ongoing)
The Spoonflower Emerging Designer Grant, an award to support undergraduate and graduate students in pursuit of textile and design degrees worldwide. Grants are awarded to a select group of recipients each month to create their own digitally printed custom fabric and wall media for use in shows and exhibitions. Recipients are chosen monthly on a rolling basis.
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Chicago Textile Week – Annual Competition (Deadline: Varies)
Each year there is usually a design competition associated with CTW.
Art2Wear (Deadline: Spring 2023)
Young designers are challenged to imagine, create, and inspire by expressing their point of view through wearable art.
Surface Design Association Outstanding Student Award (Deadline: Spring)
Each spring, SDA’s Outstanding Student Award is presented to students enrolled in accredited undergraduate or graduate programs at a college or university with a fiber focus.
AATCC C2C Student Design Competition (Deadline: April)
This year’s theme asks students to choose one of the following sustainability features to focus their design on (preferred fibers, manufacturing, end of life/reusability). Then, choose 2-3 AATCC Test Methods (such as but not limited to coloration, laundering, odor, microfibers) that will help prove the designs are sustainable.
Alpaca Owners Design Challenge (Deadline: April)
The AOA Student Design Competition mission is to expose college-level art, fashion, and textile design students and professors to the wonders of designing with alpaca fiber.
PCA Vision Student Competition (Deadline: April)
An international competition for students designing corporatewear, workwear and PPE.
Virginia Jackson Design Competition (Deadline: April 7, 2023)
Textile Design competition with 3 categories: Dobby, Jacquard, and Print
Woolmark Performance Challenge (Deadline: May)
It is designed to facilitate innovative, environmentally-considerate product solutions for the sports and performance market, by harnessing the unique natural properties of Australian Merino wool.
ITAA Creative Design Scholarship (Deadline: June 1)
ITAA design scholars / students are invited to submit proposals to present original design work at the ITAA Annual Conference during the Design Exhibition.
FSF Case Study (Deadline: October 17, 2022)
Annual multi-disciplinary competition including an in-depth student challenge that focuses on real issues facing the fashion industry today.
ITA Cover Competition (Deadline: October 3, 2023)
ITA is pleased to bring you an opportunity to gain exposure in the home furnishings industry for your school and students: the ITA Interwoven Market Show Guide Cover Competition.
Virginia Jackson Cover Competition (Deadline: March 18, 2024)
The winning student and school will receive exposure in the Showtime Show Guide publication. In addition the student and school will be recognized in the Showtime Magazine.