Joe’s Blackbook Juniors $10K Scholarship Contest

Are you a Parsons student passionate about design, with a willingness to have your ideas viewed by top industry professionals? Joe’s Blackbook is conducting a competition for college juniors at top U.S design schools interested in fashion design. A $10,000 scholarship toward senior year tuition will be awarded to the winning menswear and womenswear candidates.

Designers and employers from leading industry companies will judge the submissions in a two-stage process. Based on their creativity, originality, presentation, and strength of concept, the six candidates selected in the final round will earn an all-expense paid trip to New York City (NYC students win the hotel and other activities) to present their projects to a panel of judges. In previous competitions, Joe’s Blackbook Scholarship finalists were able to present their work to head designers of Vena Cava, Unis, Shipley & Halmos, Siki Im, and Madewell.

Be certain to review the scholarship video from the 2011 competition.

Design an original collection of menswear of womenswear for Fall/Winter 2012 that best reflects your design aesthetic. Each project must include the following elements:
-Concept page/mood board
-Color/fabric/trim board
-7-8 key looks
-Sketches from development process
-Technical flats

Participants must also provide answers to the following questions (in one page total):
-What is the concept and inspiration behind the project?
-How does this project best demonstrate you unique aesthetic and perspective?
-Who is your target customer?
-What stores/brands appeal to your target customer?

Projects must be submitted to 5th floor reception area, in 560 Seventh Avenue, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012.

A Parsons committee will select the top 5 projects in both menswear and womenswear, and submit by February 15th, 2012 to Joe’s Blackbook for final judging.

The top 3 menswear and top 3 womenswear finalists will be notified March 5th, 2012.