Enter the 2019 awards

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1. Choose Your Category:

Categories are open not only to fashion and accessory designers, but also to fashion stylists, make-up artists, hairstylists, photographers and models celebrating and shining the spotlight on fashion and creative excellence from across the region. Choose from the categories listed below, please read the entry guidelines before submitting your entries.

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Independent Fashion Designer

This category is awarded to Midlands based independent fashion designer or boutique who is able to present a collection consisting of innovative and unique womenswear or menswear.

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Emerging Designer

This category is awarded to a Midlands based emerging fashion designer who is able to present a collection consisting of innovative and unique womenswear or menswear. 

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Sustainability Award

This award focuses on sustainability in fashion and is open to innovative and sustainable designers and brands who are taking an environmentally conscious and sustainable approach to fashion.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate sustainable and ethical practices and apply their design techniques to present a collection of six looks for the catwalk show or products that promotes the use of at least one of the following environmentally friendly features: zero fabric waste, up-cycled, reconstruction or organic materials.

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Young Fashion Designer (Graduates)

Open to the next generation of innovative fashion designers. Designers must be in their final year of studying a BA Fashion Degree course or newly qualified with less than 2 years of professional experience.

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Emerging Photographer

The award will be presented to an emerging photographer at the early stage of their career. Entrants must be able to present a strong portfolio of work to a panel of industry professionals. Entering the awards is a great opportunity to raise your profile. 

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Professional Make-up Artist 

This award will be presented to a talented make-up artist with who is able to present a portfolio of work highlighting any collaborations with fashion designers, hairstylists, make-up artists and photographers that they have undertaken to create beauty/editorial shoots and or campaigns. 

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Accessory Designer 

This award will be presented to a talented accessory and jewellery designers who designs fashion related accessories such as handbags, shoes, scarves, precious or non-precious jewellery. 

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Fashion Stylist 

This award recognises talented fashion stylists who are able to present a portfolio of work highlighting their expertise and collaborations with fashion designers, hairstylists, make-up artists and photographers that they have undertaken to create beauty/editorial shoots and or campaigns. 

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Rising Star Award (Make-up Artist)

This award will be presented to an aspiring make-up artist who is able to work under instructions.  Make-up Artists will be given the opportunity to create looks they will be judged on in a live competition within a given time frame as well as being able to work as part of a team. 

2. Judging Process

All entries will be considered based upon their entry submissions, applicants will have the opportunity to present their entry to a panel of judges consisting of industry professionals.  Each applicant will be interviewed and their collection or portfolio assessed by the judges who will select five finalists in each category to go forward to the awards in October 2018.

Judging Criteria

The winners will be announced at the fashion show and awards and will be assessed on the following criteria’s:

Fashion Designers

A panel of industry professional’s judges will evaluate each fashion designer’s collection on the catwalk at the Midlands Fashion Show and Awards. The judging panel will take into consideration the following factors in the selection of the award winners: creativity, originality, workmanship, functionality, marketability, visual appeal, technical and design skills.

Accessory Designers

The work of accessory designers, hairstylists, make-up artists, fashion stylists and photographers work will be judged on the evening of the awards. Accessory designer will be judged on creativity, originality, workmanship, functionality, marketability, visual appeal, technical and design skills.

Fashion Stylists

Judges will take into consideration creativity, execution and photographic content.


Rising Star Award

Aspiring hair and make-up artists will be judges on their technical skills, creativity and use of research, mood board, professionalism, general appearance, effective communication, hygienic and safe working environment. 

Hair & Make-up Artists

Judges will take into consideration creativity, execution and photographic content.

Photographers

Entries will be judged on creativity, technical excellence, artistic merit, subject and style.

 
 

“The Midlands Fashion Awards has given me a fantastic opportunity to showcase both my garments and accessory collection. It is so great to have such strong local support for emerging designers such as myself and the exposure gained from this experience will be so valuable as I develop my brand further. I would recommend any local designers to enter as the event was so well organised and offered fantastic networking opportunities as well as a stunning catwalk show.”

- Sophie Pittom

 

 

“I was overwhelmed when I heard my name called out as the winner. To be recognised and rewarded at such a respected awards ceremony, and among such incredible talent, is a true honour.”

- Helen Howe Atelier

 

 

“Taking part at this year’s Midlands Fashion Awards was a fantastic experience. I absolutely loved being a part of the make-up team backstage and competing against such talented MUA’s. Winning make-up artist of the year was a bonus and an achievement I am very proud of. I am so excited to further myself in a career I am so passionate about. Thank-you for the amazing experience, I look forward to the future opportunities this award will bring me.”

- Make-Up Artist of the Year Rosin Conway

 

3. Submit Your Entry

Use the form below to enter Midlands Fashion Awards 2019

All work must have been created within the past 6 – 12 months and must be the work of the applicant.

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