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SDC International Design Competition 2013

Start Date: 22 September 2012 12:00am

End Date: 01 November 2013 12:00am

Type: Student


THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – click here for details of our 2014 competition

The Grand Final of our 2013 Competition themedFashion 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, a textiles student from National College of Art & Design, Dublin took first place receiving the prestigious Veronica Bell Trophy, and a cash prize of £1,000.

Sincere thanks to the following students who joined us for the Grand Final in Mumbai:


  • Australia                           Josefine Brodd:                      Ultimo TAFE Sydney
  • Bangladesh                       Aklima Ali Nipa:                   BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology
  • China                                Bin Liu:                               Huizhou University
  • Hong Kong                        Lai Chung-Yan Mary:             Hong Kong Design Institute
  • India                                Subhadra Chourasia:            National Institute of Fashion Technology
  • Ireland                             Rachel White:                      National College of Art and Design
  • Pakistan                           Awais Saeed:                        Fashion Era Institute of Art and Design
  • Singapore                        Goh Jen Boon:                     National University of Singapore
  • South Africa                     Leigh-Anne Liebenberg:       Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Thailand                           Sunyavit Duangumporn:       Rangsit University
  • UK                                   Rebecca Diggle:                 Nottingham Trent University









  • The 2013 competition is now closed.
  • Regional heats have taken place in all participating countries and the finalists have been selected and will go forward to represent their country at the Grand Final in November 2013.
  •   For  information about country specific heats, please contact the relevant regional coordinator
  • For news of the 2013 finalists who have won their countries regional heats   click here
  • The Grand Final will be held on 24th November 2013 in Mumbai and the global winner will be announced.
  • If you are interested in entering the International Design Competition next year please see details of our 2014 competition.



Any queries?

For general enquiries, please contact the competition organiser: For country-specific enquiries, please get in touch with the regional contact.

Regional contacts are as follows:

Regional Contact

Email Address

Australia/NZ: Henry Orlinski

Bangladesh: Mahmuda Begum

Hong Kong: Spike C M Ngai

India: Vaishali Deokar

Ireland: Alex Perry

Pakistan: M Fawad Noori

Singapore: Dro Tan

South Africa: Heidi Alcock

Thailand: Wiwat Hirunpruk, Thailand Textile Institute

United Kingdom: Angela Ackroyd, SDC

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