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.

-Cover Competition Deadline: February 10th (Spring) & October 5th (Fall), 2020
  • Spotlights the design talents of a student and their school. Winning design will be featured on the cover of the 2020 Show Guides.
-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 jobs.internationaltextilealliance.org. 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 carrie@internationaltextilealliance.org.
17th Annual North American Student Design Competition
FASHION AND TEXTILE
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

Contact:
Ruth Fuqua
hickorybluffalpacas@comcast.net

PCA VISION 2020

Milliken &Company is partnering with the Professional Association Clothing Industry Worldwide (PCIAW) for their 2020 summit and award. Part of the program is the PCA Vision Awards which is a design contest for students in fashion or textile design. There are three awards available that each consist of a cash prize as well as visibility among multiple global apparel brands. Below is a link to the details.

https://pciaw.org/pca-vision/pca-vision-2020/

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 studentgrant@spoonflower.com.