THE WINSTON CHURCHILL DESIGN COMPETITION

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Deadline: August 31 2014
Prize: First prize £1000, Second Prize £750, Third Prize £500. All three winners will be considered for work experience at Pentland headquarters in London.
ARTS THREAD has partnered with the Churchill Centre and the Pentland Group for the Winston Churchill Design Competition – register and upload your entry on ARTS THREAD.

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CFDA+ Program 2014

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The CFDA+ certification has been created to recognize the best of the emerging talent coming from the fashion design programs globally. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has partnered with Arts Thread for this unprecedented opportunity, which will celebrate the “elite” in fashion design internationally.

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The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15

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Website: The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15
Deadline: August 15 2014
1st Prize: You will design your own capsule collection using up-cycled textiles for Shanghai Tang, China’s leading luxury brand that prides itself as the curator of modern Chinese chic.

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Aesthetica Art Prize

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Deadline: August 31 2014
1st Prize: £5000 main prize/£1000 student prize
The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual award given by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine.

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BBC WORLDWIDE’S CREATIVE CHALLENGE

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Website: BBC Worldwide
Deadline: Tuesday July 01 2014 MIDNIGHT
Prize: £500 per winner + work on display in BBC Worldwide’s London Head Office + opportunity for paid internship at BBC Worldwide’s London Head Office

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Eastpak Artist Studio Wildcard Competition

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Deadline: Midnight July 06 2014
Together with Designers Against Aids and Arts Thread, Eastpak is giving young design students and graduates the opportunity to win a wildcard entry to the Eastpak Artist Studio (EAST) along with a production budget to turn your winning design into reality.

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AT Entrepreneurs

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Just Started or looking to start your own creative business?
ARTS THREAD is working with School For Startups’ Launcher programme which combines government-backed startup business finance from the Start-Up Loans Company, with a School For Startups one-day bootcamp, online community and mentoring at no cost.

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Design Keywords: Participation

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The push to create better experiences for customers has meant that many designers have become very interested in participation. This article by Aysar Ghassan lets you know how participation can work for you.

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Design Keywords: Storytelling – All About You

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Storytelling is so important in helping both consumers and clients value the experiences designers create for them. This article by Aysar Ghassan lets you know why telling effective stories about yourself can help to get you employed in the ultra-competitive world of design.

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Getting The Right Images For Your Portfolio

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The fashion world is one that evolves around the visual. With so many designers producing so many images every day, it’s important to achieve the right photos for your portfolio. Josh Walker, editor for both Graduate Fashion Week and Fashion Scout blog and social media channels, runs through his top tips for getting the right image for your portfolio.

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