Collection: The 8th Fida Excellence in Fashion, Art + Illustration Awards 2023


These awards are now closed but there is still time to apply for the 9th Awards.

CLICK HERE for Fida 9th Awards


The awards are split into the following 8 categories: 

  • Excellence in Fashion Art + Illustration Award
  • Live Event Artist of the Year 
  • Award
  • Digital Technologist and Creator of the Year 
  • Award
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 
  • Award
  • Textile and Print Illustrator of the Year 
  • Award
  • Animator and Social Media Content Creator of the Year 
  • Award
  • Student Illustrator of the Year 
  • Award
  • Best Advertisement + Publishing Illustrator of the Year 
  • Award

Winners will receive over £20,000 worth of prizes:

There are 8 award categories this year, seeking excellence in each field.

The 8 award winners, will receive over £20,000 worth of prizes.

The 8 category award winners will each receive prizes worth over £2000:

  • 1 year of Exclusive Fida Membership (worth £495)
  • A feature in Fible 4 (worth £850)
  • 5 images in the Excellence Awards Virtual Exhibition (worth £500)
  • 5 images in the Excellence Awards Exhibition e-book (worth £340)

One artist will go ahead to be named the Overall Winner and will receive the following additional prizes, worth over 



  • Fida Gallery Solo Show (worth £1350)
  • Double Page Spread in the Fible - 4 artists' pages (worth £1200)

These awards will be judged on the following:

Originality, style, mood, composition and design. The work can be commissioned, published, unpublished or a personal project. 



You can use any of the following mixed media techniques and materials: pencil drawing, colour pencil, pen & ink, markers, rubbing, painting (watercolour/acrylic/oil etc), canvas, paper, printmaking, screen printing, litho, etching, photo collage, spray, relief, computer/tablet/laptop, photocopier, scanner, and more.


Nick Knight CBE - Fashion Photographer / Founder Show studio

Sara Sozzani MainoCreative Director Fondazione Sozzani * Int Brand Ambassador CNMI * Advisor at Bidayat * Goodwill Ambassador Fashion for Development * Creative Advisor Conde Nast Italia *

Carolyn Massey RCA -


Senior Design Director Menswear, Tommy Hilfiger


Anja Karboul - live fashion illustrator 

Rebecca Mason -


SVP of Brand Image at Tom Ford

Amber Hunt - Curator, Artiq

Rob Unett - Show Studio, Fashion Illustrator

Lucinda Rogers - Artist/Illustrator

Viktoria Maliar - Artist 

Tony Green - Fashion Illustrator

Noel Chapman - Author/ Academic/ Fashion Journalist

Zhenya Z - Fashion Illustrator 

Vincent Nappi - Fashion Illustrator

Jamie Lee-Reardin - Fashion Illustrator

Jackie Mallon - Live Fashion Illustrator / Fashion editor 

 After payment, you will receive an email with details of the requirements and instructions for entering your images. Please provide us with a valid email address when purchasing.

If applying for the student award, applications must have Student ID attached to entries. 

    DEADLINE: 29th October 2023 11:59pm EST USA.


    Save images as JPEG or PNG




    Artwork can be any dimensions, but maximum file size you can send is 5 MB.




    29th October 2023 11:59pm EST USA.

    Fida will notify successful artists on the following dates:

    • Long listed artists will be announced on 10.11.2023 1pm US EST
    • Short listed artists will be announced on 17.11.2023 1pm US EST
    • Winners will be announced live on 24.11.23



    • Winning artists and Commendations announced on 25.11.2023 5pm US EST



    Award entries are non-refundable. If work is not submitted, or submitted after the deadline, it will not be put in for consideration, or refunded. 

    The application and notification process for the awards are as follows:

        • Once you have purchased an entry into the awards, you will be sent instructions explaining how to format and send images.

        • Once Fida receives your images, you will be emailed, to confirm receipt.

        • In order that all artists can be notified at the same time, both the Longlist and Shortlist will initially be announced on the Fida website: Dates and times will be provided on the website and instagram, once agreed.

        • The Longlist and Shortlist will also, at a later date, be announced on Fida worldwide’s Instagram account.

        • The finalists and winners will be announced during a virtual event. Dates and times of the live announcement will be provided on Instagram once agreed, so please make sure you follow us to receive this information (@fidaworldwide). 

        • Winners and finalists will also be added to the, in due course, after the Live announcement.

        • You will NOT be emailed individually with results. If your name is not shown on the website, unfortunately it means that you have NOT been selected on this occasion.

        • Due to the number of entries we receive, and the fact that we secure industry professionals to judge our awards, it is not possible to give individual feedback to each applicant.




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