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The first round design submission deadline is July 15, 2018, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (the Entry Deadline). All entries must be received by the Entry Deadline. Registration received after the stated deadline shall not be eligible for consideration for any awards.


Applicants who meet all of the following criteria may apply:

  • Aged 18 years or over as of application closing date of July 15, 2018

  • Hold a valid ID/passport/visa/residence permit in country of residence

  • Having less than three years’ professional fashion design experience or are a fashion student in any year at an educational institution at the time of application 

  • Applying as an individual (group applications are not permitted)




To enter electronically, please visit the here for instructions on how to fill out the application and submit your entry for consideration. Once the registration process has been completed and all applicable registration fees paid, you will receive an e-mail confirmation for your submission.

No mail-in entry is available for the ETFashion Global Design Awards contest.

Each submitted application, in its entirety, must be original designs made by the applicant. By entering the ETFashion Global Design Awards contest, applicants represents, acknowledges, and warrants that he or she has full power and authority to enter the designs, and that the designs does not infringe any copyright or violate any other intellectual property rights. Designs submitted must have been created within the last 5 years.


Online entries must be made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, online service provider, internet domain owner, or other person or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.


Selected applicant’s creations for final display must correspond and match exactly to initial design submissions.




If the designs contains any aspects or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the work, the applicant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the work, any and all releases and consents necessary to present the use of the collection in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any work is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence, the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.


By participating, all applicants grant ETFashion, Inc. (the administrator) and its designees, licensees or affiliates (the “Authorized Parties”) a non-exclusive, worldwide license, through December 2019, to reproduce, distribute, display and post the entries online so that viewers may view select competing entries. In addition, the FINALISTS grants to the Authorized Parties a license for use of his/her winning entry in connection with the ETFashion Global Design Awards and promotion of the ETFashion Global Design Awards, in any media now or hereafter known, including but not limited to, print or digital publication showcasing the winners, and promotions related to the ETFashion Global Design Awards contest for an unlimited time. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.




The ETFashion Global Design Awards is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if ETFashion, Inc. (the administrator) determines the entry to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error, or obtained through fraud or theft.


Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the judges are final on all matters relating to the ETFashion Global Design Awards contest; and (c) if he/she wins that ETFashion, Inc. may use each winner’s name, work, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the ETFashion Global Design Awards contest or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law). In the event that the selected winner of an Award is ineligible, the award will be forfeited and ETFashion, Inc., in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

For categories where less than a requisite number of applications are received, the number of winning entries can be changed at ETFashion GDA Committee's discretion.




If for any reason the ETFashion Global Design Awards is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of ETFashion, Inc. (the administrator) that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the ETFashion Global Design Awards contest, ETFashion, Inc. reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the ETFashion Global Design Awards contest. If ETFashion, Inc. elects to cancel or terminate the ETFashion Global Design Awards contest, ETFashion, Inc. will not retain any rights to the submitted work.

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