The Prize

The two winners of the Australian Fashion Foundation 2018 Awards will each receive a $20,000 USD grant and a 6 month internship with a global fashion powerhouse in New York City or Europe. 

Who can enter

  • Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a degree program, or have 3-5 years work experience in a related field.

  • Applicable fields of study/work include fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion illustration, writing, styling, creative direction, photography, and public relations. Due to the varying titles of education/work in the creative industries, we encourage other fields of interest to apply by indicating their field in the "other" category.

  • All finalists must be present at the final Sydney judging and celebration on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

How to Enter

Submissions for the 2018 awards opened on October 15th, 2018 and closed on November 26th, 2018. Candidates were to submit all materials through AUSFF’s online portal.

Applicants must submit:

  • One page resume

  • One page, single spaced 500 word essay describing their work and their goals for the future

  • A PDF portfolio of 10-12 samples of their work

  • A link to website, if applicable

  • A link to their Instagram

  • Proof of citizenship/permanent residency and age (ex. passport, birth certificate)

Finalists will be contacted via email early December and will be invited to attend the final judging competition and celebration on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in Sydney.

Please note that the Australian Fashion Foundation does not provide judging feedback or scores on applications. Due to the number of applicants, only the selected semi-finalists will be contacted.

Previous Winners

2017 Mikala Tavener Hanks - Internship at Proenza Schouler, New York

2017 Lucy Dickinson - Internship at DI$COUNT UNIVER$E, New York

2016 Hannah Tan -  Internship at Calvin Klein, New York 

2016 Deanna Fanning - Internship at Kiko Kostadinov, London

2015 Vlad Kanevsky - Internship at Thom Browne, New York 

2015 Panayota Theodore - Internship at Diane von Furstenberg, New York

2014 Alexander Oscar Kelvy - Internship at LVMH, Paris

2014 Grace Butterworth - Internship at Giles, London

2013 Amie Jones - Internship at VFILES, New York

2013 Talisa Trantino - Internship at Alexander McQueen London

2012 Natasha Fagg - Internship at Alexander McQueen, London

2012 Tim Watson - Internship at Thom Browne, New York

2011 Natalia Gryzbowski - Internship at Calvin Klein, New York

2010 Laura Wade - Internship at Proenza Schouler, New York

2009 Georgia Lazzaro - Internships at Calvin Klein and Narciso Rodriguez, New York