Terms & Conditions


The Midlands Fashion Awards is held annually in Birmingham. The awards are open to established and emerging fashion, accessories designers, stylists, make-up artists, photographers and models. The Midlands Fashion Awards is organised by Fashion Central Network (FCN). We are fully committed to complying with the Data Protection Act 1998.

  1. Eligibility: Entry is open to established, emerging fashion and accessory designers and new fashion designers who currently in their final year of studying a BA or Master’s Degree in Fashion and new fashion graduates.  New and emerging make-up artist, hairstylist and photographers. 
  2. To be eligible for an award; entrants must either live, work or have been educated in Birmingham or the surrounding Midlands region.
  3. We welcome applications from national designers with a collection to present on the catwalk.
  4. Entries are open to individuals aged 18 years or older.
  5. All submissions must be your original work and must not contain any third-party content.
  6. Registration Forms: Must be completed in full and must be received within the required deadline. Partially completed entry forms received will be considered void.
  7. All entries submitted must be produced by the individual entering the competition.
  8. The entrant must own all rights, title and interest in the design or work submitted.
  9. Contests: We will not accept entries which will be entered into other contests on the run up to the Midlands Fashion Awards.
  10. Finalists: All finalists will be notified by email or by telephone.
  11. If the organisers of the Midlands Fashion Awards are unable to contact shortlisted entrants within seven days, we reserve the right to withdraw the entry and offer the place at the awards to another entrant.
  12. Shortlisted entrants may be asked to provide additional information to support their application and assist the panel.
  13. Judging: Each category will be judged by a panel of industry experts from leading fashion organisations, hair and make-up experts, fashion stylists, established photographers, model agencies and retailers who will determine the shortlist and ultimate winners.
  14. Judges will assess all entries based on submitted images and completed entry forms using a points system to score and select the finalists to go forward to the awards show in October 2017.
  15. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence on their decision will be entered into.
  16. Entry Fee: An application fee applies and a deposit is payable once you have been confirmed as a finalist. The balance is due 4 weeks before the awards. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. 
  17. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. 
  18. Prize: Category winners will gain a Midlands Fashion Award Trophy of Excellence, catwalk exposure, promotion and exposure in the press and social media alongside the opportunity to network and collaborate.
  19. The organisers reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal value should the advertised prize become unavailable for reasons beyond their control.
  20. Any prize(s) must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternative available for prizes. 
  21. Any additional prizes offered by third parties will be their responsibility to organise and to ensure the prize is offered within a reasonable timescale.
  22. Publicity: All entrants must agree to publicity in respect to their entry, both leading up to and following the awards.
  23. The Midlands Fashion Awards reserve the right to use the names and addresses of winners, their designs and audio and/or visual recordings or photographs in any publicity including our website, social media, in advertising/promotional activity and on our literature.
  24. Images submitted are understood to be the property of the designer with the right to use them for unlimited publication. All credits (where applicable) must be submitted with the application.
  25. Data Protection: Any personal data relating to entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the individual’s prior consent.
  26. Cancellations: The organisers of the Midlands Fashion Awards reserve the right to cancel the awards at any stage or change any of the rules or procedures if deemed necessary, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  27. We reserve the right to combine or withdraw any category and reserve the right to add or alter any category if there are insufficient entries in any category.
  28. Any changes made will be listed on our website enquiries@fashioncentralnetwork.co.uk 
  29. Insurance: The entrant agrees that the Midlands Fashion Awards shall have no liability to them with regard to any indirect or consequential losses or loss of profit, revenue or anticipated savings.
  30. Whilst all entries will be treated with care, entries will only be accepted on a ‘no liability’ basis.
  31. Entrants should arrange their own insurance of submissions if required.
  32. The organisers of the Midlands Fashion Awards reserve the right to combine or withdraw any category and reserve the right to add or alter any category if there are insufficient entries in any category.
  33. Copyright to Photo Entries: Entrants agree that we have the right to publish and share to the public, our media partners any photo images they submit to support their entries. Photo images maybe shared on our website, in press releases and on social media pages such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
  34. Copyrights or ownership rights to any image submitted as an entry shall remain with the respective entrant. However, to the extent permitted by law, by submitting the entry the entrant grants the  organisers the continuous, royalty free, and irrevocable, worldwide rights to feature, display, post, copy, print, or otherwise use the submitted images or look books on the MFA website, e-mails, magazine or newspaper articles, social media platforms and any promotional material, globally, during the contest and for a period of three (3) years after the contest is over.  
  35. Photography & Filming: I agree that if I am selected as a finalist or award recipient, I hereby authorise the release and use of my name, business name, likeness, recording of my voice and photographs including videotapes or other forms of media, which may be taken of me.
  36. I agree that no compensation shall be due to me or my company for such usage. I authorise Midlands Fashion Awards to reproduce any information which I have included within my application biography.
  37. I agree to my application being read and considered by the organisers of the Midlands Fashion Awards and their Judging Panellists.
  38. Please note that full participation in the Awards is a pre-requisite of applying for the Awards and we wish to be fair to all those who enter and make themselves available for the relevant stages of the Awards process.
  39. Communication and Opting Out: By entering the awards or subscribing to our newsletters online we may send you promotional emails or texts about our events and services or to ask you about your experience. To opt-out receiving messages or newsletters, from us please email enquiries@fashioncentralnetwork.co.uk 
  40. The Midlands Fashion Awards is an annual fashion event organised by Fashion Central Network Limited Registered office, 98 Sheffield Rd, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5HW. Registration No: 8793004

  41. By entering the Awards, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the rules.