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Your invitation to welcome young designers to make their mark on the professional clothing industry.
5th Sep 2016:
Project 20/20 official launch date
17th Feb 2017:
Deadline for initial designs to be submitted
1st March 2017:
Judging Panel meets to shortlist finalists (who will then be contacted to create their garments)
28th April 2017:
Deadline for submission of final garments
19th May 2017:
Judging panel meet again to assess final winners
21st June 2017:
Winners announced live at the Professional Clothing Awards 2016.
WINNERS 20/20 AWARD 2016
We would like to say a massive congratulations to the winners of Project 20/20 Young Design Awards 2016 and wish them all the best in the future. Nurturing young talent in the fashion and design world is once again top of our agenda in 2017 and we would like to extend a formal invitation to all universities and colleges to join us by entering Project 20/20 ...and Beyond Young Design Award. The quest is on to find the best fresh young designers ready to make their mark on the professional clothing industry and this year we are looking for those with a creative flair.
Project 20/20 ...and Beyond Young Design Awards is a national competition open to students at universities and colleges up and down the country studying fashion, textiles and design. This year’s event requires students to imagine the future of fashion and create their visions of professional clothing (Corporatewear, Workwear and PPE) for the Year 3000.
First run in 2014 as the Young Designer Award, Project 20/20 Design Awards offers the finalists a chance to attend the Professional Clothing Awards black tie gala dinner where winners are announced and have their designs showcased on live models at the Professional Clothing Show, cash prizes and the chance to meet key people in the professional clothing industry. Our previous student competition attracted over 200 entries, with the wider awards attracting entries from more than 130 companies worldwide.
Winners from our 2014 Young Design Award have gone on to secure permanent positions such as employment in a prominent tailoring establishment on Saville Row, London and designing for one of the upcoming luxury boutique uniform design companies in our industry. The Winner of our 2016 Young Design Award has been offered a placement at Incorporatewear to work with Head of Design Paula Cannon with Clubclass also offering a placement to one of the runners up.
Due to popular demand and the interest and support of our industry in welcoming these young designers to bring their ideas and fresh thinking into the professional clothing industry, Project 20/20 Young Design Award is set to return in 2017.
We have been supported in these awards by many companies, including CORDURA® fabric, Carrington and Incorporatewear, who share our passion and desire to celebrate the ideas of the new generation. We do hope you too will consider working with us by sharing this fantastic opportunity with your students.
This year we are opening up entries to all universities and colleges, and we welcome you to consider adding the competition into your 2016/17 syllabus. The competition is due to be judged in early March 2017, with the awards to be held in June concurrently with the Professional Clothing Show.
We will be in touch soon with more information on the finer details but would love to hear your thoughts. Please do contact me on the below contact details to register your interest for what is sure to be a fantastic 2017 competition.
Yvette Ashby, Managing Director
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