About participation

Who can participate?

This contest is open for students that is studying or holding a degree from a fashion or art school as well as fashion designers that have gained several years of professional experience. The participant needs to be working and living in the EU. 

How to apply

Applications are only accepted on the website: Application

Only digital versions of PDF fomat is accepted in the application to be uploaded with a maximum of 10 pages.

What happens after the application is sent?

The jury will evaluate all the correctly submitted applications guided by the evaluations criteria. Ten applications, five of the entrepreneurs and five of the student’s category will be chosen to participate in the final at Berlin Fashion Week. 

Out of these, two with the most potential will be selected to win the prizes one for the entrepreneur category and one for the students category.

The decision on the winners of the three prizes of the contest will be made after all nominated collections have been reviewed and the application documents checked. After the jury’s decision, the nominated designers will be contacted in person. The winners will be announced at the award on 3-7 July 2018. 

Important dates:

Deadline for applying: 13th of April, 24.00 gmt

The 10 finalist will get notified: 7th of May

Deadline for the 3 outfits (only the 10 finalists): 3rd of June

Publishing of the finalist start voting: 5th of June

Voting is open until: 19th of June,  24.00 gmt

Final: 3-7 July at Berlin Fashion Week. The exact date will be annonced soon. 

The jury meeting will take place at the Nordic embassies in Berlin, one day before the contest. The results will be announced in the final. 

For every nominated designer, the organisers of the REBELPIN - Fashion Award by ACTE shall compensate with an amount of 300 € for travel and accommodations cost after prior confirmation by the organiser.