AATCC student members are invited to showcase their design talents to win cash, prizes, and recognition by participating in the 2014 “Boardwalk” Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition. The themed competition will challenge students to create a swimwear collection for an 18 to 30-year-old target consumer group, either male or female. Collections may include board shorts, swimsuits, poolside cover-ups and other suitable beachwear. Designers are to select a color palette chosen from PantoneView Colour Planner Summer 2014.
To participate, students must be members of AATCC. Students who are not currently members of an AATCC student chapter may join online, and enter the contest individually or work in teams. AATCC has also published a handy competition entry checklist to help guide students through contest steps. Complete guidelines for the contest are also available online.
First place earns US $1,000, a Pantone Cotton Passport, and a US $100 Spoonflower gift certificate. Second place winner(s) receive US $750, a Pantone Cotton Passport, and a US $100 Spoonflower gift certificate. There are also two Honorable Mentions, each earning US $100 and a US $50 Spoonflower gift certificate.
Entries are due April 10, 2014. To enter, send a pdf of the design storyboard to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be announced by May 23, 2014.