The Edible Fashion Awards is Hawke’s Bay’s own spectacular wearable art event – a truly unique celebration of our region’s creativity, our innovative spirit and our identity as an exceptional food producer.
The Awards are an opportunity for aspiring and experienced designers to dream big, create something unique and experience the thrill of having their design showcased on the runway. Entry is free with categories from age 5 to adult.
Designs must be constructed from edible food items, imitation food items or food packaging in any combination and must reflect the 2020 theme ART in Motion. We welcome the pushing of boundaries and encourage designers to use surprising materials in unique and interesting ways – essentially if you have a clever and creative design idea and can make a strong link to food, we’ll probably get excited about it.
The Awards can be entered as an individual or team and we encourage participation from school groups. For teachers interested in facilitating student entries, we have a dedicated schools liaison available to visit your school.
The deadline to register an entry for the 2020 Awards is Friday 19 June. Final design descriptions must be submitted by Friday 24 July and designers can continue to work on their design until preliminary judging on Friday 7 August. Finalists from each category will go through to the spectacular public show on Saturday 8 August.
Our 2020 Entry Pack is being finalised, but in the meantime you can download the 2019 Entry Pack to give you an idea of how things have worked in past years! Things will be a little different this year as we are excited to be bringing the event back to our historical Opera House in the re-opened toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre.
2020 designs must reflect the theme ART in Motion.
Our 2020 theme is exciting, inspiring and open to wide interpretation. In a broad sense, ART in Motion celebrates what Edible is – the magic of works of wearable art in motion, on the stage.
As a designer, what could ART in Motion mean to you?
For more inspiration, click on the Theme tab below…
2019 designs must reflect the theme WILD.
This year we’ve also created sub-themes to inspire designers in each age group – WILD About Colour, WILD Creatures, WILD Habitats, WILD Future, WILD Passion. But in the spirit of inspiration, you are not limited to the sub-themes – if you have a fantastic WILD-inspired design that doesn’t fit the sub-theme for your age group, we say go for it anyway – take a walk on the wild side… your wild side.
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