When is the submission deadline?
Applications must be received no later than January 31, 2023 at 23h59 GMT. Applications submitted after this date will be automatically declined.
Who can participate?
The contest is open to fashion entrepreneurs of 18 years of age and above (proof of age will be requested), operating in the textile, apparel, and accessories industry in Africa.
Entrants must pursue environmentally friendly, sustainable and circular economy measures to qualify.
Priority will be given to youth (18-35 years old) and women-led fashion businesses.
Applicants should have an African passport and / or live in an African country and have an identification document like a passport, national ID Card or Voters Card issued in an African country.
Participants must have launched a fashion business* and operate in the textile (fabric making), apparel (clothing) or accessories (jewelry, bags, etc.) sector. Recently launched businesses are encouraged to apply. Proof of business registration will be requested.
How can I participate?
You can submit your online application by clicking on this link.
Can I participate with someone else’s products?
No. All designs should be original and not previously winner of any other competition. All products submitted must have been introduced to the market within the last 5 years maximum. Failure to comply with these requirements will lead to the rejection of the application.
How will the products be evaluated?
The competition judges will make use of a pre-developed evaluation grid and will take into account the quality of the sustainable products designed, a solid growth plan/strategy on how the brand intends to disburse the USD 10,000 prize and fashion business’ commitment to sustainability.
You can read the contest rules and evaluation criteria HERE.