ENTER #DRAWFASHION 2020: THE LARGEST FASHION ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION

by Cass Art

#DRAWFASHION is back and we can't wait to see your entries! The competition is the brainchild of Rob Phillips – artist and Creative Director of the School of Fashion Design Technology in the London College of Fashion, and is now in its fifth year. The competition celebrates the imagination and skill of fashion illustration, an art form that captures the wonder of the fashioned body. 

Open to students, emerging illustrators, artists and image makers, the largest fashion illustration competition encourages the exploration of fashion through observation, abstract experimental thinking and practice. From traditional and digital techniques to any other medium that drawing has been used in, whether in the process of development or final works of art, all interpretations are welcome. 
 
Image credit: Felicity Lumley @fliclumley__

#DRAWFASHION brings to light the most creative and outstanding work from students and recent graduates all over the UK and Republic of Ireland, and this year for the first time across 13 European countries: Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Germany, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Sweden. Cass Art are delighted to continue to sponsor the competition. The competition is open to all current further education, undergraduate, postgraduate students and artists who have graduates after 2015.
  
Image credit: Rosalind Shrinivas @rshrini

 

THE AWARDS 

LCF X CASS ART #DRAWFASHION 2020 EMERGING FASHION ILLUSTRATOR AWARD 

£250 Cass Art gift vouchers and a cash prize of £500. Plus a one week showcase in one of Cass Art’s UK wide Art Spaces. To apply for this award you must have graduated after July 2015. Entry cost £20.

LCF X CASS ART #DRAWFASHION 2020 STUDENT FASHION ILLUSTRATOR AWARD 

A cash prize of £500 plus a one week showcase in one of Cass Art’s UK wide Art Spaces. To apply for this award you must be in full or part-time higher education (BA, MA or PHD) in 2020. Entry cost £15 and you may enter up to four pieces. 

LCF C CASS ART #DRAWFASHION 2020 FURTHER EDUCATION STUDENT 

A London College of Fashion Short Course five-day workshop in Fashion Illustration. To apply for this award you must be in full time further education (BTEC, NVQ, HND or Foundation) in 2020. 

FURTHER AWARDS 

All entries will automatically be entered (where applicable) for one of the following prizes: 

R.P X LCF X CASS ART AWARD FOR EXPERIMENTAL PRACTICE 

£300 cash prize.

LIQUITEX AWARD FOR VERSATILE ACRYLICS USE IN FASHION ILLUSTRATION 

£250 of Liquitex art supplies courtesy of Liquitex.

WINSOR & NEWTON PROMARKER AWARD FOR DYNAMIC USE IN FASHION ILLUSTRATION 

£260 of Promarkers courtesy of Winsor & Newton. 
 
Image credit: Emily Warner

 

HOW TO ENTER

The competition will be open from midday 1 October and close at midday on Monday 13 January 2020. To enter you have to select the category applicable to you, register on the UAL E-store and email your receipt and four original fashion drawings/illustrations or artworks that you have created, in one PDF file no bigger than 9mb to drawfashion@arts.ac.uk. Make sure you also upload the same images onto your Instagram account, and hashtag #DRAWFASHION #cassart and tag @cassart1984 and @LCFlondon_.
 

Find the full competition brief, links to enter and entry guidelines here.

Through drawing we can make a statement, progress traditions and personify style, mood and identity. Good luck!
 
Image credit: Felicity Lumley @fliclumley__

 

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