Saturday, November 06, 2010

Magic of Mohair Design Contest

Deadline: December 1, 2010 (RECEIVE) OR (EMAIL)

Magic of Mohair Design Contest
Vogue Knitting LIVE
New York, NY
January 21-23, 2011

Vogue Knitting is proud to announce our "Magic of Mohair" Design Competition, sponsored by Mohair South Africa. The promotion is open to all knitters with an interest in design and features a distinct track for students, who will compete in separate categories for prizes including knitting supplies, gift cards and the Grand Prize trip to South Africa, where most of the world's mohair is produced. Winning entries will be featured in a future issue of Vogue Knitting and will be showcased at Vogue Knitting LIVE, held in New York City in January 2011. An international jury of hand-knitting experts will judge entries based on overall concept, uniqueness of vision and technical execution.

Knitters of all levels are encouraged to submit their original designs. Students currently enrolled in a high school, university or fashion institute are eligible to enter in the Student category.

Previously published designs are not eligible for submission. This includes web publishing as well as self-publishing.

The Magic of Mohair Design Competition will accept only women’s fashion garments as submitted entries. Entrants may include with their entry any additional accessories that coordinate with the finished garment.

A maximum of four entries per entrant will be accepted. Hand-knit garments only will be accepted. Designs by individuals as well as design collaborations will be accepted. Crochet is allowed in trim only.

Please hand-knit your garment sized for women’s small to medium. Entries should follow the standard sizing guidelines found at

This contest is sponsored by Mohair South Africa. All submitted entries must be knit using yarn that includes at least 25% mohair. The final garment must be knit predominantly with the aforementioned mohair/mohairblend yarn.

All submitted designs must be the original work of the entrant(s) and must not infringe upon the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of any other person or entity.

Judging will take place at Vogue Knitting LIVE—January 21-23, 2011. Winners will be announced during the New York, New York Gala Dinner and Design Awards held at Vogue Knitting LIVE on the evening of January 22, 2011.

Final garments will be on display throughout the show and worn by professional models.

All finalists will receive a free ticket to the New York Gala Dinner and Design Awards and entry to the show floor. (Valued at $155)

PRIZES (truncated--complete list of prizes can be found in Entry Rules and on website)
Grand Prize Winner (All entrants, including students, are eligible for the Grand Prize):
• An all-inclusive trip to South Africa sponsored by Mohair South Africa.
? The winning designer will receive a 7-day trip to learn firsthand about the mohair industry, including a tour of a working mohair farm and processing center near Port Elizabeth.
• An economy-class ticket to Johannesburg, South Africa, before going on to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the mohair center of the world.
• Tours of working mohair farms, brokers, buyers, processing plant, spinners and manufacturers of finished mohair products.
• 5 nights of accommodations supplied by Mohair South Africa
• 5 days of breakfasts and dinners supplied by Mohair South Africa (Trip must be used within 6 months of winning. If not, trip is forfeited.)
• Vogue Knitting Editorial Feature
o The winning garment and instructions will be styled and photographed for publication in Vogue Knitting magazine
• Mohair South Africa Coverage
o Winning design will be featured on the Mohair South Africa website and in other Mohair South Africa media.
• Gift Card
o A $250 gift card to spend on patterns and books at

Go to for more information and to download the Entry Form and Contest Rules.

Vogue Knitting
Mohair Design Competition
Attn: Beth Ritter
161 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1301
New York, NY 10013
Subject Line: Design Competition