We have 8 prize categories this year! It is possible to win in more than one category. All awards will be determined at dress rehearsal and announced at the end of the show. Please see the details below.

1.Rich Owen Save our Oceans Memorial Award

$200 cash prize for an outfit using 100% landfill diverted trash.

Applicants for this award must submit a short essay on trash and its effect on oceans and and how the student applied that issue to their design. Essay due April 11th.

2.Bob Fitch Memorial Award

$200 cash prize for an outfit high lighting a current social justice issue.

Applicants for this award must submit a short essay on the issue they are representing and how they applied that issue to their design. Essay due April 11th,

3. Visionary Award

Cash Prize of $200 offered by PIVOT the art of fashion.

4. Goodwill Award Design Award for a design that starts on the Goodwill Floor and is repurposed into one of the students great designs!

The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to one of the Local Goodwill Stores.

5.  Creativity  Prize

One ensemble will be invited by the fashionART team to walk

the fashionART runway show in September of 2016.

6. Mentoring

Jill Alexander

Internship with local fashion designer Jill Alexander!

*Summer internship, six weeks, twice a week*

Jill is looking for creativity, attempted level of difficulty and overall construction.

Nothing has to be perfect, mostly want to see problem solving skills and courage.

Judging for this award will take place at dress rehearsal.

7. Accessories

$50 from Ruby Roxanne Designs Local Celebrity Designer for best use of accessories.

8. Earth Day Fashion Showcase

20 Outfits will be invited to participate in the Earth Day Santa Cruz Fashion Showcase (Saturday April 22nd).  To be considered, your fashion must contain recycled materials or have an earth or nature theme.  Questions, contact Mary Simmons: msimmons@cityofsantacruz.com

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