Competition Guidelines


Pre-Teens – age 12 and under

Juniors – ages 13-16

Seniors – ages 17-24

Adults – age 25 and older

anyone, regardless of race, creed, or sex who meets age and other guidelines may participate.

Contestants participate in the state where they are a legal resident.  Verify that your state is part of the Make It With Wool program on the Participating States page.

AGE is determined on January 1 of the year contestant is entering their district or state contest  (for those with a January 1 birthday you are the new age).

Made For Others and Wearable Accessory
are District and State Level Divisions.  Contact your State Director for specific details.


All Contestants must select, construct, and model their own garment(s).  Made for Others contestants have their “other” (the intended wearer) model their garment(s).  To be eligible, a garment/outfit/ensemble must have been completed after January 1 of the District and/or State Contest.

This program is sponsored in part by the American Sheep Industry and is to promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics, fibers, and yarns.  All main pattern pieces of each contest garment must be constructed from a minimum of 60% wool.  Swatches are lab tested prior to state competitions.  Contact your State Director for complete testing information and fees.  Testing is recommended prior to sewing.

Juniors, Seniors, Adults, and Made For Others may enter:

One-piece garment:  dress, jumper, outerwear jacket, coat, or cape.

Two-piece outfit:  outerwear coat, jacket, cape; blouse/shirt/vest or sweater with dress, jumper, skirt, pants, or shorts.

Ensemble:  3 or more garments worn together at one time:  outerwear coat, jacket, cape; blouse/shirt, vest and/or sweater with dress, jumper, skirt, pants, or shorts.

Pre-Teens may enter:

Dress, jumper, skirt, pants, shorts, vest, sweater, shirt/blouse, jacket, or a combination of garments.

contestants waiting for their interviews - Charleston SC 2014
contestants waiting for their interviews – Charleston SC 2014