Awards list

Internship at Cirque du Soleil Award – World of Wearable Art 2016

 The winner of the Cirque du Soleil Award receives a four-week internship at world renowned Cirque du Soleil headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

The designer who integrates techniques and/or technologies into their garment in a way that enhances human performance and includes elements of bio-mechanics, aesthetics, kinetics, pushing the boundaries of textiles, forms, apparatus, colours and how these integrate with the performer, will have the opportunity to be mentored by some of the world’s most innovative creative practitioners.

This prize also includes accommodation and return airfares from anywhere in the world to Montreal, Canada.

$5000 prize money  

Wearable Technology Award – World of Wearable Art 2016

This prize is awarded to the designer who explores and applies the most original and innovative technology to the construction and/or function of their wearable art garment.

Winner: $5,000 / Runner up: $1,000 

New Zealand Design Award – World of Wearable Art 2013

Acknowledging the creativity and design innovation of New Zealand designers, this award goes to the best entry from New Zealand. 

Runner up award – Weta Workshop Section – World of Wearable Art 2014

 The winner of the Weta Workshop costume & film section receives a four-week internship at the academy award-winning Weta Workshop.

An internship at Weta Workshop offers invaluable experience and contacts in the costume and film industry. The winning designer will work at Weta Workshop, the five-time academy award winner for best costume design and visual effects for the ‘Lord Of The Rings’, headed by co-founder Sir Richard Taylor.

This section winner also receives accommodation and return airfares from anywhere in the world to Wellington, New Zealand. 

Third place award – Open section – World of Wearable Art 2016

This section has no thematic boundaries and gives you complete freedom in concept, construction and materials.  This section encourages a high degree of originality and innovation.

Finalist 2016 – Digital Stealth Gods

Open section – World of Wearable Arts 2016

Finalist 2014 – Emperor Hidden Moth and his Minions

Weta workshop section – World of Wearable Arts 2014

Finalist 2013 – Samurai Silent Dragon

Weta workshop section – World of Wearale Arts 2013

Finalist 2012 – Ninja Fighting Fish

Bizarre Bra section – World of Wearable Arts 2012

 


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