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. Due to the recent COVID-19 lockdown, the 2021 Edible Fashion Awards will now take place from 7-9 December.
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 stage. Entry is free with categories from age 5 to adult.
Designs must be constructed from edible food items, food by-products, imitation food items or food packaging in any combination. 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 – please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about a visit. You can also download our 2021 Schools Presentation.
The deadline to register an entry for the 2021 Awards is Wednesday 7 July for school groups and Monday 26 July for individuals. Final design descriptions must be submitted by Wednesday 11 August and designers can continue to work on their design until preliminary judging on Tuesday 7 / Wednesday 8 December. Finalists from each category will go through to the spectacular public show on Thursday 9 December.
Our 2021 Entry Pack provides detailed information on how the event works and will inspire you to begin thinking about your 2021 design.
2020 designs must reflect the theme ART in Motion.
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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