2020 World of WearableArt Awards Competition


The World of WearableArt (WOW) Awards Competition is an internationally renowned wearable art competition that, each year, attracts entries from over 40 countries around the world. The Awards Competition is an opportunity for designers to create the unimaginable, to challenge the conventional, and defy creative expectations.

For three weeks every year, the finalist garments in the Competition are showcased in a spectacular show that takes over New Zealand’s vibrant capital city of Wellington in an explosion of creativity. Today garments are brought to life on stage in front of an audience of over 60,000 people.

The World of WearableArt Awards Competition offers not only prize money (a total prize pool of NZ$187,500 but also profile and promotion of designers’ work, networking opportunities, and access to exclusive internships and residencies with exciting creative companies around the world including Cirque du Soleil in Montreal, Weta Workshop in Wellington and The Residency Experience in Los Angeles.

Since its inception, the World of WearableArt has been embracing the worlds of art, design and fashion and bringing them together into a theatrical performance. For over thirty years, WOW has been driven to break down the expected boundaries of these worlds and see what is possible when all worlds collide. And of course the advantage of embracing this collision is that the work is more exciting and more innovative, and consequently designers go on to be innovators in their chosen fields, continuing to create cutting-edge work and question the traditions and expectations of the industry.

Whether you’re entering to progress yourself professionally or simply looking for the ultimate creative challenge, the World of WearableArt Awards Competition is a spectacular platform to push the limits of your imagination and creativity.

Entries are open for the 2020 World of WearableArt Awards Competition.


cash prize award: $ 120,000.00 USD

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