The World of WearableArt™ Awards Show, known as WOW®, is New Zealand’s largest arts show. Each year, WOW creates a new theatrical world into which incredible wearable works of art are brought to life and are viewed by an audience of 50,000.
The garments are selected from worldwide entries, addressing the brief to take art ‘off the wall’ to adorn the human body. Each successful entry is individually choreographed in a two-hour stage spectacular, including world-class lighting and stage technology.
Designers have until 1 April 2015 to submit their intention to enter the WOW Competition and their garments are due by 15 June. Judging takes place in July and awards are announced in early September.
The WOW Competition has the world’s richest prize pool in the genre of wearable art, with over 40 awards and USD$130,000 total prize money.
For 2015, the Brancott Estate Supreme WOW Award winner will receive NZD$30,000 (USD$25,000) in prize money. There is also a new Wearable Technology Award, which recognises innovative, progressive pieces that merge technology and wearable art.
To find out more about the competition, visit here.