AATCC Announces 2022 “Wanderlust” Student Design Competition

AATCC invites students to showcase their design talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the 2022 Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition.

This year’s theme asks students to design a sustainable travel wear line that incorporates recycled materials, sustainable manufacturing, and antibacterial and/or odor-control properties.

Entries are due April 5, 2022. Competition guidelines are available on the AATCC website.  


1st place:

2nd place:

Third Place:


Runway of Dreams Foundation encourages students to focus their design entry on adaptive fashion. Entries that choose to incorporate designs for people with a disability will also be eligible for a USD 2500 award in addition to the prizes listed above. Additional awards from the Runway of Dreams Foundation may be added based on available funding.

  • Select any disability, ie. wheelchair users, people with autism, sight impaired, crutch/walker users, people with cerebral palsy, or other challenges.
  • Required to research and present the chosen population’s challenges/needs. Entries will not be accepted without documented research.
  • Only US Citizens are eligible for this scholarship
  • Only Nongraduating Students are eligible for this scholarship

Entries will be judged based on content, creativity, completeness, thoroughness, and presentation of poster. Winners will be announced by May 31, 2022.