Student Competitions & Shows

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Shows & Competitions (in order of deadline)


All interested students are invited to submit a proposal for a FASHION + SOCIAL JUSTICE HACAKTHON at Kent State University, which will take place March 21-25, 2020 in conjunction with the IFFTI (INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTES) Annual Conference. The proposal must be based on the Proposal Prompt IN THIS LINK, which is also the submission form. .

One student will be selected to represent TATM at the Hackathon. This will be a privileged opportunity for the selected student, as the conference will cover the cost of your food and accommodation, as well as free registration to the conference until the end of the Expo events on Wednesday evening (March 25th). You will get to work together with students from other institutions to build social justice responses to complex issues through the lens of your fashion experiences. This is not limited to design students, but open to all.

To learn more about previous Fashion related Hackathons at Kent State, see this link:
More info about IFFTI and this Hackathon can be found at this link:

Please submit by September 30th to

FSF Scholarship Submissions

Fashion Scholarship Fund Case Study Competition Submission Portal:

The submission process MUST be completed before October 7, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Global Change Award

Do you want to reinvent fashion? Global Change Award is an innovation challenge initiated by H&M Foundation, aiming to make fashion circular. This could be your ticket to launch your dream project, transform the fashion industry and help protect the planet. Read more

The application deadline is October 16, 11:00 PM.

2020 AATCC/Runway of Dreams Foundation Student Design Competition
  • 1st place: Runway of Dreams Foundation will award a minimum of US$5,000 scholarship to the first place winner. The award will be given at Runway of Dreams Annual Fashion Revolution Gala and Fashion Show in NYC in September 2019. The winner will have the opportunity to showcase their design before the top leaders in the fashion industry. Runway of Dreams Foundation will make travel and overnight hotel accommodations for the winner up to US$1,000. Should the winner of the competition be an international student, this stipend will be adjusted accordingly.
  • 2nd place: Runway of Dreams Foundation will award a US$2,500 scholarship
  • 3rd place: Runway of Dreams Foundation will award a US$1,000 scholarship

Phase I Entries: Due by noon US EST December 6, 2019 Read more

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