Deadline: March 8, 2019
The Aquarium of the Pacific will be hosting its annual Trashin Fashion Show and Contest during its annual Urban Ocean Festival on March 30-31, 2019. A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the 1st place winner with the most creative eco-friendly design. $300 will be awarded to the 2nd place winner and $200 to the 3rd place winner. All will be chosen by a panel of judges. The top 10 designs will be modeled and the winners announced on Sunday, March 31. All designs must be made of recycled materials. The goal of the contest is to draw awareness to issues of pollution and creating a sustainable relationship with our urban ocean.
The contest is open to anyone. To enter, please submit one to three garment sketches and no more than a 50 word description for each design by midnight on Friday, March 8. The description must include the materials to be used and why it is eco-friendly. The designers of the top 10 entries will be chosen by Friday, March 15 and all applicants will be notified by that date. The chosen designers will be invited to model or showcase their fashion(s) at the Urban Ocean Festival on Sunday, March 31st. Some designers may be asked to model or showcase more than one design submitted. The $500 grand prize 1st place winner will be chosen at the end of the fashion show, along with the 2nd place winner, who will get $300, and the 3rd place winner, who will get $200. All entries will receive four (4) passes to the Aquarium of the Pacific. No purchase necessary to enter. All entries must be completed in excellence by the day of the fashion show and be made of all recycled materials, except minor structural components like thread and glue. Designs MUST be family friendly to be considered. The designers of the top 10 entries must be present at the festival and have models or mannequins available to model the finished design(s) in order to be eligible for the prizes. If your design is chosen as one of the top 10 entries, a photo of the completed garment must be emailed by midnight, Wednesday, March 27th. Designer, model they arrange, or a mannequin may wear the design for showcase.