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Why to apply for BIG SEE Awards?

You want your business to grow, you want your work appreciated, you want change, something new and fun – meet new people, you want to work with the best, find incredible creativity, spectacular inspiration, unexpected people and life-altering relevance.

BIG SEE Awards were launched as regional awards to systematically explore and promote the creative and business potential of the Southeast Europe. With the ambition of connecting creativity beyond regional boundaries, they have outgrown regional frameworks and become international.
Nowadays BIG SEE Awards contribute to promotion of unique and original creative achievements in architecture, interior, wood, tourism, product and fashion design globally.
By winning an award the recipients have many possibilities to achieve international recognition of their work.

Numbers

21 countries
4 award categories
100+ awards since 2018
40+ awards annually

Winners’ Benefits

  • Visibility by means of PR and other media campaigns delivering strong commercial results
  • Exclusive use of the BIG SEE Award logo
  • Presentation of the project on the Winners 180˚ stage
  • Presentation of the project in online exhibition
  • Exhibition in the City of Design national pavilions
  • Presentation of the project in the printed BIG SEE Report
  • Video interviews – the “BIG SEE Talks” intended for online promotion
  • Promotion and networking at the BIG SEE festivals
  • Free entrance to BIG SEE festivals

Registration Dates

  • Early Bird: November 10, 2021 – March 1, 2022
  • Regular: March 2 – June 15, 2022
  • Latecomers: June 16 – June 30, 2022
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Process

Eligibility

Fashion designs  have to be completed within the last two years.

  • Entrants are allowed to submit multiple products, but shall submit a separate entry form for each one, and pay a separate entry fee for each product.
  • Only on time submitted products with specified text description and images will be admitted to competition. Entries will not be accepted or judged without payment of the entry fee.
  • Submitted products must have been completed within the last two years the following categories:

Wearable art / timeless
The IT factor of the country
Step forward
Wearable art / Accessories

Criteria & Judging

Products will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • The IT factor of a country: the spirit of a country, the 4Es – Exotic, Eclectic, Eccentric, Emotions
  • Wearable art / Timeless: stunning fashion cut constructions, conceptual clothing, well elaborated colours/patterns/prints
  • Step forward: usage of new modern technologies and materials / Slow fashion – stands for designing, creating, and buying long-lasting garments of high quality /ecological / ethical / sustainable / cruelty free fashion

Among winners of the BigSEE Fashion Design Award, Grand Prix winner in each category will be selected. The jury reserves the right to recategorise any entry to another category. The decision of the jury is final. The jury is not obliged to explain its decision.

Registration Fee

The registration fee covers the cost of competition and judging process.
If the submitted product wins an award, the entrant is obligated to choose Winners’ package.

Early Bird: 100 €

 

Winners’ Package (obligatory)

  • Award trophy (personal delivery at the festival)
  • Use of BIG SEE Fashion Design Award logo

DIGITAL

  • Presentation of the awarded product in the online gallery

FESTIVAL

  • Product presentation on BIG SEE Design Business Festival – presentation on Winners Stage 180°
  • Free entrance to BIG SEE Design Business Festival and award-giving ceremony
  • Design Match (B2B matchmaking) on the BIG SEE Design Business Festival
  • Award trophy (personal delivery at the festival)
  • Use of BIG SEE Fashion Design Award logo

DIGITAL

  • Presentation of the awarded product in the online gallery
  • Web profile  (more here)
  • Basic Social media communication

PRINT

  • Full page project presentation in the printed BIG SEE Report
  • One copy of BIG SEE Report

FESTIVAL

  • Product presentation on BIG SEE Design Business Festival – presentation on Winners Stage 180°
  • Design Match (B2B matchmaking) on the BIG SEE Design Business Festival
  • Free entrance to BIG SEE Design Business Festival and award-giving ceremony
  • Professional photo-shooting on the BIG SEE Design Business Festival

Additional exposure (optional)

DIGITAL
– Web profile, 200 € (more here)
– Social Media Campaigns, from 150 € (more here)

PRINT
– Winning project exposure in the BIG SEE Report, from 300 € (more here)
– A copy of BIG SEE Report, 40 €/issue

FESTIVAL
Exhibition Units, from 150 €
Exhibition billboard 100×100 cm, 80 €/piece
Video interview – BIG SEE Talks, 100 €

TROPHY
BIG SEE Trophy, postage included, 70 €

More about Winners’ optional exposure with application form HERE.

Jury members

Diane Pernet; ASVOF and ASVOFF (France / USA), Izet Curi; Design Factory and The International Fashion Institute Izet Curi (North Macedoina / France), Neli Mitewa; IVAN ASEN 22 (Bulgaria), Jennifer Sutton; Art Meso International Art and Fashion (USA)

Award ceremony

On-stage award ceremony: MONTH OF DESIGN / BIG SEE DESIGN BUSINESS FESTIVAL, October 6 – 7, 2022 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

More here →.

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