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Entries 2016


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.

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Entry Details for 2016

PLEASE NOTE: If you experience any difficulty entering online or downloading the entry form and entry information, please contact our secretary Sheree on Mobile: 021 159 6608 or  Email: b.s.mac@woosh.co.nz

This information is included in downloadable Entry Information PDF.

Entries close: 3 June 2016 
School Entries close: 3 June 2016 (Primary - Secondary School students) 
Garments Due: 1 July 2016

Entry Fees

Open Section: $45.00 for each entry - due by 3 June 2016 
$60.00 for each 'Collections' entry - due by 3 June 2016 

School Section: $25.00 per entry - due by 3 June 2016
(Primary - Secondary School students) 

Postal address for entry forms:

Hokonui Fashion Design Awards
c/- Sheree McIntyre
Wendonside, NO. 7RD, GORE
Phone: (03) 202 5506
Fax: (03) 202 5503
Mobile: 021 159 6608
Email: b.s.mac@woosh.co.nz

Postal address for garments:

Hokonui Fashion Design Awards
c/- Courier Post
131 Liddell Street
Invercargill

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 - Fantasia Award

Anything goes - steampunk, retro, art couture, avant garde. Get creative
and let your imaginations run wild! 
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 (Sustainable)
Any design or style. Get recycling and 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 or style. Get recycling and let your imagination flow.
1st Prize: $500
2nd Prize: $100

Section D - Fantasia Award

Anything goes - steampunk, retro, art couture, avant garde. Get creative 
and let your imaginations run wild! 
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
Auaha Award $500
Heather Paterson QSM Memorial Best Southland Designer 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 2016, and you must state your age on your entry form.
  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 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 our preferred courier and make sure the return address is correct, and you have a return tracked ticket enclosed.
  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. See website for courier and postal details.
  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 1st of August 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 12 months after the Awards for promotion and display purposes. The Award of Excellence garment will be expected to become 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 1st July 2016 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 COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS AND A FULL AND CLEAR DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE GARMENT IS TO BE WORN AND A CLEARLY MARKED RETURN LABEL, COURIER TICKET AND PACKAGING.