The Ark of Creativity
ITS Contest is an international award for emerging designers set up in Trieste in 2002. It navigates the global creative currents to discover and promote talent, offering career opportunities and preserving their creativity for future generations. ITS Contest is open for all young fashion, accessories and jewellery designers who believe in their ideas despite everything.
Watch the launch video
Your first step to apply
Fill the entry form
ITS 2022 Timeline
17 March 2022
Launch of ITS Contest 2022
Presentation of the concept “The Ark of Creativity” and opening of the application process.
13 May 2022
Deadline for applications
Last day to complete the application form online for fashion, accessories and jewellery.
17 May 2022
Deadline for portfolio arrivals
Applicants have to send their portfolios in advance, ensuring they arrive on time.
End of June 2022
Selection of the Finalists
The Jury of ITS Contest will select the finalists for fashion, accessories and jewellery. Candidates for special projects will be also selected.
9 - 10 September 2022
Event ITS Contest 2022 & Preview ITS Arcademy
ITS Contest Fashion Show & Awards Ceremony, plus preview of ITS Arcademy.
Applicants will be considered for the following Awards:
ITS Arcademy Award
€15,000 and a 6-month mentorship by PITTI Immagine Tutoring & Consulting Direction to the most creative, socially aware and innovative finalist project.
ITS Media Award
€5,000 awarded by the ITS Contest 2022 Media Jury to the fashion, accessories or jewellery finalist showing the strongest ability to transmit their innovative vision in a socially meaningful way.
ITS Community Award
€3,000 awarded by the public to a fashion, accessories or jewellery finalist.
ITS Video Presentation Award
€3,000 awarded by ITS to the best fashion film, selected among all ITS Contest applications.
ITS Digital fashion Award
€3,000 awarded by ITS to the best digital fashion project selected among all ITS Contest applications.
€10,000 assigned by OTB to a fashion, accessories or jewellery finalist.
ITS Artwork Award powered by Swatch Art Peace Hotel
€10,000 assigned by Swatch Art Peace Hotel, upon selection among the ITS Contest participants.
ITS Sportswear Award powered by Lotto Sport
€3,000, €2,000 and €1,000 awarded by Lotto Sport to three winners challenged with a sneakers project.
ITS Portfolio Award powered by Luxottica
€3,000 awarded by Luxottica to the best portfolio, selected among all ITS Contest applications.
ITS Special Mention powered by Vogue Italia
the ITS Special Mention powered by Vogue Italia will be assigned to a fashion, accessories or jewelry finalist. The winner’s collection will be featured on the Vogue.it website.
ITS Responsible Creativity Award powered by CNMI
€5,000 awarded by CNMI – Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and selected from all ITS Contest entries.
ITS Footwear Award powered by Fondazione Ferragamo
€5,000 & the opportunity of an internship in the company’s creative dept., awarded by Fondazione Ferragamo to one of the footwear entries for ITS Contest.
How to apply
4 – Complete your profile
5 – Choose your area and give us all the details
6 – Upload the requested materials
- Project Photos
- Your video presentation
- Video of your portfolio
- Fashion film (optional)
7 – Submit your portfolio and print the pdf form
8 – Sign the form in all its parts
9 – Build your physical portfolio and follow the right order
- Signed entry form and entry requirements
- CV/résumé in english
- Concept of the main collection
- Sketches of the collection
- Photos of your current collection
- Photos of past collections
10 – Prepare the package, cut the barcode and address from the form
For contest related enquiries
tel +39 040 300589 + choose schools & contestants from the switchboard
For all other enquiries
tel +39 040 300589