ARTS THREAD has partnered with All Walks as the platform for this exciting new competition!
Download Competition Brief here.
Very simply -
1 – Register here and remember to tick the DiversityNow box at the bottom bar marked ENTERING A COMPETITION OR PART OF AN EXHIBITION? Click Here
2 – Go to your email account and activate the account by clicking on the link.
3 – Log in here
4 – On the grey bar at the top of the page – click on My Account> Portfolio>Create a Project.
5 – Fill in the title and description, click SAVE and then you can upload the images.
6 -If you have forgotten to tick the box in step 1 – go to Edit Profile and scroll to bottom of page and tick the DiversityNow box.
If YOU CAN SEE YOUR WORK ONLINE AND AT THE FOOT OF THE PROFILE PAGE YOU CAN SEE THE BLUE DIVERSITY NOW LINK – THEN YOU ARE ENTERED IN THE COMPETITION!
Don’t forget to include your answer to the Diversity NOW question in your application – in the ARTS THREAD profile.
Question: Would seeing more diverse beauty and body ideals in the media impact positively on your self esteem?
Please explain why you feel this.
Age/location/experience: open to all students studying in the UK.
Deadline: February 15 2013
Prize: £500 for overall winner. Winning fashion designs will be commissioned by Own Label. Photographic, illustrative and filmed entries will be considered for future All Walks campaigns and journalism published on All Walks Website & i-D Website; writers invited to join All Walks blogging team as staff writers. Winners announced at Graduate Fashion Week 2013.
1 – How do I know I am entered into the Diversity Now! competition?
When you register http://www.artsthread.com/register click on the box at the bottom of the page ENTERING A COMPETITION OR PART OF AN EXHIBITION? Click Here -and tick the box marked DiversityNow.
2 -Where do I write the answer to Question: Would seeing more diverse beauty and body ideals in the media impact positively on your self esteem?
Please write this answer at the top of the text box for your Project entry.
3 – I want to upload more projects – not just Diversity Now! – how do I do make sure the Diversity Now! and my other work is separate?
Make sure you write Diversity Now! in the title of the project you wish to enter for Diversity Now!
Diversity NOW! is the latest campaign from All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, the award winning campaign, founded by Caryn Franklin, Debra Bourne and Erin O’ Connor to use fashion for positive change. Over twenty leading universities nationwide have signed up to participate and more are expected.
The aim of this National Student Project is to empower the next generation of creatives, from all aspects of fashion – design, film, photography illustration and journalism to create a future that challenges current body and beauty ideals and by using their skills to broaden this vision and entering this Nationwide Student Competition: Diversity NOW!
Diversity NOW! is the latest project from All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, working successfully in education since June 2010, to encourage students to empathise and engage with a wider range of body and beauty ideals during their training. June 2011 saw the launch of The Edinburgh College of Art Centre of Diversity in association with All Walks Beyond the Catwalk run by Director Mal Burkinshaw. The centre is a hub for dynamic and creative thinking that recognizes the power fashion has to influence feelings and well-being.
At present most young creatives work exclusively with catwalk models and bust stands without ever including ordinary women or men of different sizes and ages in their learning.
Colleges from all over the country including The Arts University College at Bournemouth, Edinburgh College of Art, London College of Fashion, Southampton Solent and UCA Epsom have confirmed participation.
Students must be studying in the UK. Closing date: February 15th 2013. Winning designs will be commissioned by Own Label. Photographic, illustrative and filmed entries will be considered for future All Walks campaigns and journalism will be published on the All Walks Website and i-D Website, with writers being invited to join the All Walks blogging team as staff writers. Winners will be announced at Graduate Fashion Week 2013. The overall winner will receive £500.
Top Image Credits: Diversity by Maggie Ibiam University for the Creative Arts Epsom. Photography NK Abani / Diversity by Hollie Clark Arts University College Bournemouth. Photography Simon Armstrong.