Friday, July 09, 2010

Wearable Art Awards 2011

Deadline: December 10, 2010 by 5:00 p.m. (RECEIVE)

Wearable Art Awards
Port Moody Arts Centre
Port Moody, BC
March 3 — April 10, 2011

Entry Information
To participate in the 2011 Wearable Art Awards, the artist’s application package must be submitted electronically at  no later than 5 pm on December 10, 2010. This application contains:

Artist contact information;
Information related to each entry to be entered into the competition (an artist can submit up to three) stating the entry’s title, materials/media used, garment size, and a 150 word statement; and Three photos of each entry to be entered into the competition (front, back, and a “bonus” photo of the artist’s choosing).
There is a $30.00 entry fee for each entry submitted in an application. The artist must also deliver payment of the applicable entry fees either by cheque or credit card no later than December 10, 2010.

A jury panel will review the application packages received and select those entries that will be part of the Wearable Art performances and exhibition.

The Wearable Art Awards is not a fashion show, it is a multi-media performance where the human body becomes a living, breathing, moving canvas. We are looking for more than a “pretty dress.” We are asking you to go deep into your imagination to create a wearable piece of art that challenges what most consider to be wearable, or everyday fashion.

The Wearable Art Awards is committed to challenging artists of all mediums to push their imaginations to create evocative, imaginative and thought provoking sculpture for the human body.

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria weighted in favour of “wow” factor and conceptual message:

All entries must be wearable (but not necessarily practical);
Creativity and originality (not streetwear);
Design and the use of multiple elements and techniques;
Quality of workmanship and construction;
Overall presentation focused on “wow” factor; and
Conceptual meaning and impact.

An entry must fall into one of the following three form-based categories. Cash prizes will be presented to category winners as determined by the jury.


† Entries must be a full outfit to be considered for this category. To be considered a full outfit, the entry should cover a model’s upper and lower body.

Special Awards
In addition to competing for a category win, entries will also be eligible for the following cash prize awards as determined by the jury.

Second Life
Best in Show
Material of the Year (Paper is the 2011 Material of the Year)
Ethnic Expression
People's Choice

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Wearable Art Awards
c/o Port Moody Arts Centre
2425 St Johns Street
Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA
V3H 2B2