Call For Entries: AATCC Design Competition Due Dec 15

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The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) has launched its sixth annual design competition.
AATCC encourages creativity in textile and product design by offering cash and prizes to top student designers. In this competition developed by AATCC’s Concept 2 Consumer® (C2C) interest group, students can submit their original fabric designs, product designs, or both. Student and student teams of all levels and disciplines can win up to $1,000 from AATCC.

This year’s entries will show off “Summer Bling” with embellished fabrics, bathing suits, cover-ups, bags, and more! AATCC’s Materials interest group promotes innovative product development from a materials design perspective with its annual student competition. Students should submit designs for pool and beachwear such as swimwear, cover-ups, totes, hats, etc. incorporating 3-dimensional embellishments using a color palette from the Pantone® View Colour Planner Summer 2010 ‘magic’.

Entry deadline for designs on CD is December 15, 2009.
Five finalists in each category will be asked to submit story boards and final products for judging.

1st Place winning entries in each category will be awarded $1,000 and a complimentary copy of Pantone’s Cotton Passport.

2nd Place winning entries for each category will be awarded $500.

Winners will be announced to all participants and press on March 18, 2010.

All AATCC student members are eligible! For those that are not yet student members, it’s as simple as submitting a completed student membership application and a $35 membership fee along with an entry.

For additional information about the competition, contact Suzanne Holmes telephone 919-549-3537.

Click here for more details and the application.

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