Blog 5/5/2010

EVENT: Design Students Enter to Compete in the Project OR Design Competition

Calling ALL Design Students!!!  Enter to Compete in the Project OR Design Competition

OVERVIEW is choosing one person to compete in the Project OR Summer Market taking place in September, 2010. This is a HUGE opportunity for you to participate in a timed competition and launch your design career!

Project OR is a design competition that celebrates the functionality, originality and design of outdoor recreation clothing. Project OR is a competition among design students from top design programs around the country to produce a garment prototype that is original, an innovative use of performance and eco-friendly materials, and has a practical application for the outdoor market.
Once initial garment designs are complete on the first day, contestants turn their drawings into products using the latest fabrics, zippers and other clothing components provided by participating supplier exhibitors.  With sourcing complete, contestants spend the remainder of the 48-hour deadline at their work station (equipped with sewing machines, cutting tables, pressing equipment and tools) building their final prototypes.

Project OR Summer Market competitors are filmed in a reality-competition type format that begins with an initial Design Brief and follows them through the conception, sourcing, production and final presentation stages of the competition. All taking place within 48 hours!

One person selected by will be entered into Project OR and will receive:

*** Round trip airfare to Salt Lake City, Utah
*** Hotel accommodations
*** $200 Visa gift card for daily expenses
*** And the chance of a lifetime!

To enter, make sure you meet the following requirements and submit all requested information.   Incomplete entries will not be accepted.

1. You MUST be a student at an accredited design program, or very recent graduate (Spring, 2010)

2. Provide two references of teachers from your design program

3. Provide 3 samples of your work (PDF or JPEG format)

4. Provide a short description of why you’re the right person to participate in this design competition

5. Able to travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, August 2-6, 2010

Please submit all of the above to

Deadline for entries: May 31, 2010