Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) is thrilled to invite you to nominate for this year's National Indigenous Fashion Awards!
Launched in 2020, by the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) Foundation, supported by the Northern Territory Government, the NIFA provides a vibrant and exciting platform to celebrate the innovation, diversity and ethical practices of Australia’s First Nations peoples in fashion and textiles, whilst contributing to the capacity building of the sector.
Culminating in an intimate awards ceremony on Larrakia Country each August, and televised by NITV, the NIFA are a unique opportunity for the Australian and international fashion community to connect to the world’s oldest living cultures.
In 2023, the award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, 9 August, at the iconic Deckchair Cinema in Darwin.
The prestigious awards recognise excellence across several areas and include the:
- Traditional Adornment Award, supported by Northern Territory Government
- Community Collaboration Award, supported by Canberra Centre
- Business Achievement Award, supported by the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation
- Textile Design Award, supported by RMIT
- Wearable Art Award, supported by Robina Town Centre
- Fashion Designer Award, supported by Country Road
THE 2023 NIFA WINNERS
- Will be announced at the 2023 NIFA ceremony.
- Each category winner will receive a tailored prize from the award industry sponsor.
- NEW IN 2023 - Introducing the NIFA Showcase Tour. All 2023 NIFA winners and nominees will have the opportunity to tour their designs at four QIC centres including Canberra Centre (ACT), Robina Town Centre (QLD), Castle Towers (NSW) and Eastland (VIC), supported by QIC.
- Anyone can nominate, including self nominations.
- Nominees must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. In the case of the “Community Collaborations Award” an Indigenous/non-Indigenous collaboration may be nominated.
- Only one nomination per designer, per category, will be shortlisted. Designers may apply for multiple categories.
CRITERIA & JUDGING PANEL
All nominations need to:
- Demonstrate a clear, cohesive aesthetic and quality production
- Collections must show strong evidence of Indigenous agency
The applications received will be vetted and shortlisted by IFP, which will include confirming all applicants meet the terms and conditions of entry, the nomination has been completed in its entirity, and the nominee accepts the nomination. A judging panel of Indigenous art, and fashion industry professionals, will assess the applications.
SELF NOMINATIONS - Applications will be assessed as they are presented in the nomination form. Please don’t assume that the judging panel have any prior knowledge about the collection, label, business or designer. This means you need to ensure that the judging panel has all the information they need to assess your application.
NOMINATING SOMEONE ELSE - Applications will be followed up by IFP to ensure the nominee accepts the nomination, and to collect any additional information for the judging panel. Please note the nominee contact details must be provided in the application form. The abscence of nominee contact details will disadvantage nominees from proceeding further.
Shortlisted nominees will be notified in May. To discuss your application, please contact email@example.com