Welcome to the Submission for the 2023 CAFA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award
THE WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR will be presented to an outstanding Canadian womenswear designer who has made a significant creative impact in the fashion industry.
Submission Requirements & Criteria
- Brand's/Designer's business must be based in Canada
- Brand's/Designer's business must be in business for 5+ years
A PDF including the following information:
- A designer/brand biography
- State the mission of your company/brand in 1-2 sentences
- Describe your achievements in 2022 that led to growing your mission/brand
- Lookbooks from your past two seasons
Rules & Regulations
- CAFA reserves the right to suspend, modify, terminate or cancel the competition at any time
- Submissions that do not meet the entry criteria and submission requirements will be disqualified
- All entrants must be 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2023
- This competition is not open to employees or immediate family members of CAFA Directors, staff, Ambassadors, Nomination Committee members or official jurors
- Members of the 2023 CAFA Nominating Committee will review all of the applicants and then select the finalists
- Members of the 2023 CAFA Jury will select the winner
- The decisions of the Jury are final
Intellectual Property/Priority Rights/Rights of Publication
By entering the competition, the entrant: (i) agrees that CAFA will have the right to use and/or publish for any purpose, without compensation, the submitted design, as it relates to promoting CAFA and all the activities that surround it (ii) certifies and warrants that the submitted work is the entrant’s own original work and that the work, including its eventual publication by CAFA, does not and will not infringe any right of any third party, including intellectual property rights and rights of privacy and (iii) agrees that CAFA may use either during or at any time following the Awards, but in relation to the Awards, the name and photograph of the entrant without restriction or compensation.
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