Before you start:

Please read the the full Terms & Conditions before you enter WAT 18.

NOTE: Submission of an entry does not guarantee acceptance into WAT 18.


Step 1 – Complete your Entry Form online

The online entry process officially opens on 27 January 2018.

Here you must upload design sketches of your proposed garment and input all of the information required for your entry, including artist statement, model requirements and a signed copy of the Terms & Conditions.

Each entry must also nominate a contact person for all communications with the WAT team.

Collaborative Design Teams (2-5 members), and Community Groups / Schools / Organisations must nominate a lead designer/contact person to complete the entry process on behalf of the team.

Entries close on 9 March 2018.


Step 2 – Notification

Successful entries will be notified by email on 10 March 2018.


Step 3 – Entry Fee 

Payment of entry fee due by 16 March 2018.



Step 4 – Progress Photographs

Progress photographs must be emailed to WAT by 25 May 2018.

A Progress Photos template will be emailed to you with your acceptance notification letter.

Failure to submit the Progress Photos template by the due date will deem your entry invalid and your entry will no longer be part of the WAT 18 show or competition.


Step 5 – Delivery of Garments

Garments must arrive at the Wearable Art Townsville headquarters in Townsville during business hours between 6 – 10 August 2018.

Garments will be photographed for inclusion in the WAT18 catalogue.


Step 6 – Collection of Garments

Local designers must collect garments on 21 October 2018. Details to be confirmed.

Non-local designers must pre-arrange for garments to be returned – please refer to the Terms & Conditions for more information.


Step 6 – WAT 18 Exhibition

It is a condition of entry that your garment be available for a period of up to 2 months after the WAT18 show, in the event that an exhibition is organised.

Designers of selected garments will be notified prior to the WAT18 show so arrangements can be made for return delivery after the exhibition.


If you have any questions please contact us.

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