Fashion/Apparel Design Entry Procedures

Entry includes the following:  [Deadline – completed entry must reach the Fashion/Apparel Design Coordinator on or before November 15, 2016].  Except where noted, do not attach name to any piece.

° Use Official two-part Fashion/Apparel Design entry blank (or print from web site ) Follow All Directions.  Top copy with one 5″x5″ fabric(s) sample set and $20 entry fee to National MIWW, PO Box 123, Albany, OH 45710.  Second copy with one 5″x5″ fabric(s) sample set and Submission Portfolio Items to Meegan Veeder-Shave, MIWW F/D Contest, 475 N Quaker Lane, Hyde Park, NY 12538.

° 5″x5″ fabric swatches are of each fabric used and 36″ lengths of each yarn used to create entry garment(s)- (one set included in package to Fashion/Apparel Design Coordinator and one set sent to National Coordinator with copy of entry form and $20 entry fee).


° Garment(s) packed to prevent wrinkling [do not include hangers].

° Design Presentation board(s) / sketches (no larger than 11″ x 14″ and no smaller than 8.5″ x 11″).

° Description of garment(s) and any handmade accessories.

° Description of design method process used (flat pattern / draping / CAD).

° 5×7 or 8×10 color photos showing front and back of garment worn by participant or model.  Please use plain, uncluttered background.

° 2-3 minute video on dvd or thumb/jump drive.  Show the garment worn and styled by participant/model.  Begin with garment front, show back and sides.  Include close-ups showing design and construction details, fit, etc.  NO commentary, music, or artistic camera angles.

° Cover letter — include: participant name, home and school addresses, date of birth, email address, applicable phone number(s), name of college/university, exact name of major course of study, advisor’s name and contact information [mailing address, email, and office phone number].

° Pre-paid return postage label — garments are returned after judging is completed. Tracking and insurance are recommended.  Photos and presentation boards of top entries will be displayed at National MIWW Competition in Denver, CO January 2017 and will not be returned unless separate postage is submitted for their return.

Your entry is not complete without all information, fabric/yarn samples, entry fee, and signatures.  MIWW is not responsible for late, misdirected, or lost entries.