About competition

The WOW Awards – World of Wearable Artfashion design competition is celebrating 30 years of existence and accepting entries for 2018.

World of WearableArt invites you to enter the internationally renowned design competition. Bring your work of art to life, on stage, for the whole world to see in 2018.

For 30 years, World of WearableArt has bewitched and beguiled. Now, for this very special anniversary event, we’re once again calling on designers, artists and creators everywhere to bring to life the worlds that live in your mind for this truly international design competition.

Using the human body as a blank canvas, participants are invited to create works of wearable art to be exhibited in the annual WOW Awards Show.

The competition includes the following sections for 2018:

• Avant-garde: Collision between art and fashion
• Aotearoa: Expressing our way of life
• Reflective Surfaces: Catch our eye, make us catch our breath
• Under the Microscope: Defying the limits of our vision
• Open: Explore without boundaries
• Bizarre Bra: Hidden no longer

There is no entry fee for this competition!


The WOW design competition is open to designers, artists and creators everywhere over the age of 18, as at 28 March 2018.


The 2018 WOW Design Competition offers over $170,000 (NZD) in prize money.

For all further informations about the competition World of Wearable Art – WOW Awards 2018 or if you want to submit your work you can visit the following official website: