AATCC Announces “Metamorphosis” Theme for 2016 Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Contest

AATCC Announces “Metamorphosis” Theme for 2016 Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Contest

AATCC student members are invited to showcase their design talents to win cash, prizes, and recognition by participating in the 2016 Metamorphosis Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition.

The 2016 Metamorphosis themed competition will challenge students to create an end garment that transforms itself through the use of technology or creative fashion for an 18 to 30-year old target consumer group, either male or female. Collections should include technology features in the fabric selection or product design, and designers are to draw their color palette inspiration from PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner Summer 2016.

To participate, students must be members of AATCC. Students who are not currently members of an AATCC student chapter can join online. Students can enter the contest individually or work in teams. Complete guidelines for the contest are available online.

First place earns USD 1000, a Pantone Cotton Passport, a USD 100 Spoonflower gift certificate, and a Datacolor Spyder 5.  Second place winner(s) receive USD 750, a Pantone Cotton Passport, a USD 100 Spoonflower gift certificate, and a Datacolor Spyder 5. There are also two Honorable Mention awards, each receiving USD 100, a USD 50 Spoonflower gift certificate, and Datacolor Spyder 5.

Entries are to be submitted by April 8, 2016. To enter, send a pdf of the design storyboard to design@aatcc.org. Winners will be announced by May 24, 2016.

Pantone, Spoonflower, and Datacolor are sponsors of the C2C Student Design Competition.

AATCC student members are invited to showcase their merchandising and marketing talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the 2016 Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising Competition.

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The 2016 competition will be featuring the “Metamorphosis” theme.  Students will demonstrate their skills in business, marketing, and merchandising by creating a business concept of a hypothetical new apparel or accessories line (hats, bags, and scarves) that transforms. Students will decide how the transformation will be achieved, such as technology, optical illusion, chemistry, or other creative aspects.

Students can enter the contest individually or work in teams. All individual and team members must be AATCC student members to enter. Complete guidelines for the contest are available online.

First place earns USD 1000; second place winner(s) receive USD 750; and one honourable mention winner(s) will receive USD 250. Entries are due April 20, 2016. To enter, send a pdf of the poster project to AATCC. Winners will be announced by May 31, 2016.

The Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising Competition flyer can be accessed at the first link below.

AATCC, the Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals, is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. AATCC, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 60 countries throughout the world.

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