Student Competitions & Shows

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Shows & Competitions (in order of deadline)

ITA Events

In addition to promoting the growth and development of the home furnishings industry through Showtime®, the International Textile Alliance underscores its commitment to industry development with the ITA Educational Foundation. The ITA cordially invites you into an educational partnership with us during the 2020 year.

-Virginia Jackson Design Competition Deadline: April 9th
  • Established in 1995 to honor students in the field of textile design; awards are given in both woven and print categories.
-Internship Program: Ongoing
  • A unique partnership with our ITA Member companies and students who are preparing for a career in the home furnishings textile industry. We have recently introduced a new career center at Students interested in internship opportunities should begin by creating a profile on the career center and then send their resume directly to Carrie Dillon at
17th Annual North American Student Design Competition
Sponsored by Alpaca Owners Association, INC. (AOA)

Entries must be postmarked no later than April 19, 2020.

  • April 19, 2020 — Deadline for postmark of entries and fees
  • May 2020— Judging of entries, notification of finalists
  • June 2020 — Placements of all entries sent to instructors
  • July 10-12, 2020— AOA Student Design Retreat presentation of awards and scholarships to finalists/exhibit of entries
  • September 2020 — After the retreat all entries with SASE will be returned with scorecards and placements to entrants

Ruth Fuqua

Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends 2020

Contact Email:
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Georgia
Entry Deadline: 6/1/20

Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 9
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 9
Entry Fee (Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance): $30.00

The Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA) and the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts have joined forces to organize, promote, and host a juried student exhibition of creative works in fiber art. The exhibition exclusively features the work of post-secondary students to honor and encourage the next generation of fiber artists, and it showcases a wide range of content, material, and techniques with the common threads of originality and passion. This exhibition is the fifth in the series, with previous Spotlight exhibitions held in Greenville, NC; Athens, GA; Murray, KY; and Greenville, SC. Read more

2021 FSF Scholarship Competition Case Studies Open Now!

New this year, we are introducing a Marketing Analytics case study which replaces our Analytics case study from last year. Also, each discipline now has a unique objective which is relevant to its respective discipline.

Discipline:                                                  Objective:

Design and Product Development            Developing a fashion line for the Gen Z consumer
Merchandising                                          Developing a socially impactful online and in-store merchandise campaign
Marketing Analytics                                  Improving promotional effectiveness for a fashion brand
Supply Chain                                             Developing the supply chain plan for a new DTC e-commerce business

September 30th, 2020 – Complete your Applicant Profile and take the Eligibility Quiz on Wizehive, the case study submission platform. Your FSF faculty member will provide you with the Wizehive link.

October 18th, 2020 – Submit all four of your required documents mentioned above on Wizehive BEFORE 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Please be advised, the Wizehive portal will automatically close PROMPTLY at 12:00 AM EST on October 19th, 2020. Be sure to allow sufficient time to upload all four required documents.

Confirmation of Submission – Once submitted, you will receive confirmation on your Wizehive Homepage that your submission process is completed. Announcement of Scholarship Results – The Scholarship competition results will be sent to the FSF faculty member at your school by the first week of December. Your FSF faculty member will share the results with you.

The Top Finalists will receive awards ranging from $15,000 to $35,000.

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Spoonflower Emerging Designer Grant

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.

View additional details about the grant. Additional questions can be directed to