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Entries 2014


Submit one form per entry.

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Submit one form per entry.

This booklet includes entry dates and fees, entry sections and prizes, conditions of entry and judging criteria.

Entry Details for 2014

This information is included in downloadable Entry Information PDF.

Early entries close (discounted): 31 May 2014
Late Entries close: 4 June 2014 
School Entries close: 4 June 2014 (Primary - Secondary School students) 
Garments Due: 28 June 2014

Entry Fees

Open Section: $40.00 for each entry received by 31 May 2014 
$50.00 for each 'Collections' entry received by 31 May 2014

Open Section Late Entries: $10.00 extra per entry received by 4 June 2014

School Section: $25.00 per entry received by 4 June 2014
(Primary - Secondary School students) 

Postal address for entry forms:

Hokonui Fashion Design Awards
c/- HEATHER PATERSON
Wendonside, NO. 7RD, GORE
Phone: (03) 202 7829
Fax: (03) 202 7820
Email: bruyere@xtra.co.nz

Postal address for garments:

Hokonui Fashion Design Awards
c/- Courier Post Depot
Gore

Entry Sections and Prizes

(This information is included in downloadable Entry Information PDF)

Open Section:

Section 1 - Streetwear Award
Street styles influenced by urban youth culture.
1st Prize: $1000
2nd Prize: $200

Section 2 - Nightlife Award
Glamorous red carpet showstopping evening wear for men or women.
1st Prize: $1000
2nd Prize: $200

Section 3 - Wool Award
Innovative use of wool in either a new use of fabric or design. Garments must be crafted in wool fabric or fibre. 20% non-wool fibre is allowed as visible decoration.
1st Prize: $1000
2nd Prize: $200

Section 4 - Steampunk Award
The perfect mesh of old-world style and modern innovation, steampunk is a Victoriana vision of the future.
1st Prize: $1000
2nd Prize: $200

Section 5 - Mens Apparel Award
Sophisticated or casual, a category for clothes kiwi men can wear day or night.
1st Prize: $1000
2nd Prize: $200

Section 6 - Collections Award
Three complete designs with a theme running through: colour, fabric and design. (ALL collections must have a title).
1st Prize: $1000
2nd Prize: $200

Section 7 - Recycled
Any design - mens, steampunk etc... Let your imagination flow.
1st Prize: $1000
2nd Prize: $200

School Section:

(Primary School - Secondary School students)

Section A - Streetwear Award
Street styles influenced by urban youth culture.
1st Prize: $500
2nd Prize: $100

Section B - Nightlife Award
Glamorous red carpet showstopping evening wear for men or women.
1st Prize: $500
2nd Prize: $100

Section C - Recycled 
Any design - mens, steampunk etc... Let your imagination flow.
1st Prize: $500
2nd Prize: $100

Prizes awarded to garments from
the above 10 sections:

Award of Excellence $14,000 package*
Young Designer Award $4000 package*

Schools Section Winner $1000
Aruha Award $1000
Southland Award $500
Best Use of Fabric Award $500
Knitted Award (Machine) $500
Knitted Award (Hand) $500
Merit Certificates
Special Prize: for best presented entry for detailed paperwork 

* Award of Excellence and Young Designer Award also receive registration to Fashion Week in Auckland.

Please note: All cash prizes are gross and may be subject to tax if applicable.

Conditions of Entry

(This information is included in downloadable Entry Information PDF)

  1. Entrants are required to design and enter a garment of their own choice in the fabric/fibre suitable to the section.
  2. Garments must be new and made within the past twelve months and NOT have been shown at any other competition. Garments must not have been worn to any function i.e. School balls, parties etc. Garments shown at graduation shows are allowed.
  3. There are no design restrictions. Designers may not necessarily be the maker of the garment.
  4. Garments made under licence or commercial label in New Zealand are not eligible. Organisers reserve the right to accept or reject any entry under this clause.
  5. Entry is open to all ages. (You do not have to be a design student to enter).
  6. To be eligible for ‘The Young Designer Award', you must be under 21 years of age on the 30th June, 2014.
  7.  All entries must be labeled with entrants name sewn onto garment. Accessories must also be named. All labels must not be visible when modeled.
  8. Garments must be basic sizes: 10,12 or 14. Average height: 5'7" to 5'9". Male size: 102-108 chest. Waist 81-86cm.
  9. Garments will be modelled by models selected by the organisers.
  10. Once garments are in the hands of the organisers, they cannot be uplifted until released by the organisers.
  11.  It is the responsibility of entrants to insure their property from the time of initial dispatch throughto it's ultimate return.Garments will be on and off models many times during judging and shows. Organisers will take care to prevent makeup and other markings during this time.The organisers take no responsibility for garments lost in transit. Please use reliable couriers and make sure the return address is correct, and you have a return 'tracking number.'
  12. Proper packaging and dispatch of garments and the costs are the responsibility of the entrant. Garments must be boxed for posting/freighting. Such boxes must be named.
  13. No garments will be available after The Gala Awards Evening.
  14. Garments will be available to be picked up between 3 - 4pm on the afternoon of July 28th from the MacKay Room at theTown & Country Stadium entrance. Those not being picked up at this time must have a courier return ticket included.
  15. Committee have the right to change garments from one section to another.
  16. Organisers may keep prize-winning garments for up to six months after the Awards for promotion and display purposes. The Award of Excellence garment will be invited to be part of the permanent Hokonui Fashion Design Awards display collection.
  17. Ensure that you have completed one entry form per entry.
  18.  If garments have not arrived by closing time on Friday 28th June 2014 at 5pm, they will be disqualified.
  19. By entering these Awards, the entrant declares that all details are true and correct.

ALL ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE 2 COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF HOW THE GARMENT IS TO BE WORN AND A CLEARLY MARKED RETURN LABEL, COURIER TICKET AND PACKAGING.