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SDC International Design Competition 2016

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Theme for 2016: Making it Personal The challenge of producing unique, individualised products within a bulk manufacturing process with minimum waste. First launched in 2002, the SDC International Design Competition is our annual flagship competition, open to students in 13 countries. The competition is free to enter and attracts hundreds of entries worldwide; previous winners […]

Start Date: 23 June 2015

Closing Date: 30 November 2016

Type: Undergraduate fashion/textile design students


SDC International Design Competition 2017


(image from the 2015 Grand Final, held in London) Theme for 2017: Design for a Circular Economy ‘The circular economy is an alternative system in which products and materials are kept in a high-value state of use for as long as possible’ First launched in 2002, the SDC International Design Competition is our annual flagship […]

Start Date: 25 July 2016

Closing Date: 30 November 2017

Type: Undergraduate fashion/textile design students


SDC International Design Competition 2015

Competition update THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! Regional heats have taken place across the world and the finalists from the participating countries listed below joined us on 23rd November in London for the Grand Final. Many congratulations to our winner Aoife Mullane, our Ireland finalist from National College of Art and Design and to our […]

Start Date: 09 July 2014

Closing Date: 30 November 2015

Type: Undergraduate fashion/textile design students


Children’s Cool Colouring Challenge


An exciting challenge for children aged 4 to 8 to get creative with colour! Hi! My name is Malcolm the Weaver and I live in Scotland on the Isle of Lewis. Would you like to enter my colouring competition? Can you turn my picture from black and white in to amazing colour? What do I […]

Start Date: 11 September 2014 11:00am

Closing Date: 19 December 2014 11:30pm

Type: Children


SDC International Design Competition 2014

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International Design Competition 2014: ‘Material World’ THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Competition news! Regional heats have been held in all participating countries and the finalists below joined us on 20th November for the Grand Final which was held at Huizhou University, China.  Huge congratulations to our winner Orla McCarthy, the Ireland finalist who took first […]

Start Date: 25 June 2013 10:00am

Closing Date: 30 November 2014 11:00pm

Type: Student


SDC and Tigerprint | The Colour of Love

Tigerprint Colour of Love Competition Winner Hilary Yafai 2014

Summary: Design a love themed surface pattern with an exciting new colour palette. Submissions accepted from: 4th February 2014 Closing date: 3rd March 2014 (THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES) What’s it all about? With Valentine’s Day this month, SDC are collaborating with Tigerprint to bring you an exciting competition which is all about […]

Start Date: 04 February 2014 6:00am

Closing Date: 03 March 2014 11:45pm

Type: Online


SDC Innovation Award 2014

Innovation Award Eco Bulb

Recognising those at the pinnacle of achievement in coloration innovation Please note that this competition has now closed for entries, and the judging process is underway.  Thank you to everyone who entered – we have had a fantastic response with entries from 17 countries and a wide range of sectors.  See our news section for […]

Start Date: 25 April 2013

Closing Date: 31 December 2013 11:45pm

Type: Online


SDC International Design Competition 2013


THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – click here for details of our 2014 competition The Grand Final of our 2013 Competition themed ‘ Fashion for the Future?’ was held at the Hilton International Hotel in Mumbai on 24th November 2013.  Finalists from 11 participating countries competed in Mumbai to be the global winner.  Rachel White, […]

Start Date: 22 September 2012

Closing Date: 01 November 2013

Type: Student


CSI Colour Award 2013

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Create a Trend Board for Fashion Apparel! Win £500 and the CSI Colour Award 2013 The winner also receives a trip to the global grand final! Enter Now! Open to all undergraduate fashion and textile design students globally. Submit your trend card online for a chance to win. Brief Design a trend card for Autumn/Winter […]

Start Date: 01 February 2013

Closing Date: 05 July 2013 11:45pm

Type: Student (Online)


SDC International Design Competition 2012

The global winner will receive a cash prize of £1,000 and the Veronica Bell Trophy. COMPETITION BRIEF ‘To demonstrate the creative, imaginative and original use of colour in either fashion or textiles’  Competition theme for 2013: Fashion for the Future? All entries should show evidence of the following: colour as an integral component of the […]

Start Date: 17 September 2012

Closing Date: 28 February 2013 11:45pm

Type: Student


SDC Colour Competition


We are delighted to be collaborating on a brand new competition with our friends from Tigerprint. The competition is all about colour and is open to everyone over the aged of 18, wherever you live in the world. The competition will officially open for submissions on Monday 14th January, with a closing date of Sunday […]

Start Date: 14 January 2013 10:00am

Closing Date: 10 February 2013 11:45pm

Type: Online


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