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2023 World of WearableArt Awards Competition

Entry is now open for the 2023 World of WearableArt Awards — the world’s leading wearable art competition.

For over thirty years, the World of WearableArt Awards Competition has invited designers from around the world and from all backgrounds to create the unimaginable, to challenge the conventional and defy creative expectations as they make works of art that will be brought to life at the WOW Awards Show. The Competition is a unique platform to share and showcase your creativity with the world.

Finalist garments are showcased in a spectacular stage show held in Wellington, New Zealand attracting an audience of around 60,000 people.

In 2023, there are six worlds or section themes for designers to be inspired by when entering the Competition. This includes three recurring sections; Aotearoa, Avant-garde and Open, and three sections, Gold, Mars & Beyond and Bizarre Bra, that are unique to 2023.

The World of WearableArt Awards Competition is open to anyone over the age of 18, from anywhere around the world.

As well as a total prize pool of over $185,000 (NZD), the Competition offers you the chance to experience exclusive residencies and internships with global creative companies, experiment with new techniques and technologies and build on professional portfolios of designer work.

When you enter the Competition you become part of an international design community and have the opportunity to have your work exhibited alongside designers and artists from around the world!

World of WearableArt is proud to profile and promote our design community and their breathtaking works of wearable art through our social channels, via national and international media outlets, and by organising exclusive exhibitions and photoshoots.

At the World of WearableArt Awards Ceremony, 33 Awards, including the coveted Supreme WOW Award, are awarded to finalist designers each year.

No Entry Fee!

It's free to enter.