Student Competitions & Shows

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Shows & Competitions (in order of deadline)

AATCC announces the 2021 Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition

The competition is limited to graduate students only.

The papers will undergo a prescreening process and a maximum of four papers will be selected to move forward in the competition. A panel of judges will determine the top four papers, from those attaining a minimum score of 60% on the written paper.

The four graduate students selected to compete in the competition will have 15 minutes to present their paper on-site at the International Conference April 13-15, 2021 at the Hilton University Place in Charlotte, NC, USA. Oral presentations must only include material covered in the written manuscript, not any post work. If the oral presentation includes any work not included in the submitted written paper, it will constitute disqualification from the competition.

The competition is open to all GRADUATE student members of AATCC. Nonmember graduate students must join AATCC in order to compete.

Entry forms are due October 5, 2020 and the deadline for the final papers is December 11, 2020. Complete competition details (including entry form and guidelines) can be found on AATCC’s website.

The awards for the graduate student competition are 1st place – $1,000; 2nd place – $800; 3rd place – $600; and 4th place – $400.

Please note that only complete written entry forms (including an abstract) received by October 5, 2020, will be accepted. Entries may be emailed to me at,

Please contact me by phone +1.919.549-3535 or e-mail if you have any questions.

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