Digital Futures Award
The Digital Futures Award is for all levels of fashion illustrators/artists/fashion designers/gamers/technicians/art directors/ graphic designers using all modes of image making.
For this award, we are looking for digital image makers pushing technology to a space relevant to the modern day, where creatives enter into the contemporary fashion world through garment construction, styling and brand promotion.
We are open to see work from software builders, app developers, AI creatives, NFT artists, startups, cloth simulators, computer scientists, world builders, game developers and digital directors to share their universes, giving us a view into their mind.
You can use any of the following mixed media techniques: -
Clo 3d/ Rhino, Maya, illustrator, Adobe CS, Substance, Blendr and all other digital tools and technology
Student ID required* for student applications - Email a copy with your submission
This award will be judged on the following:
Originality, style, mood, composition and design. The work can be commissioned, published, unpublished or a personal project.
Martyn Roberts - CEO Fashion scout London Fashion Week New Gen. 103k followers Instagram LFW - 519k followers
Alwyn Hunt - Adobe. 1.4m followers. The Rookies - 63.7k followers
Silvano - Creative director Printemps. 528k followers
Stephane Manel - Fashion Illustrator. 17.9k followers
Rosie Mcguiness - Fashion Illustrator. 37.9k followers
Caroline Tomlinson - Fashion Illustrator. 21.7k followers
Dahren Davey - Fashion illustrator. 13.8k followers
Josh Marshall - Digital Illustrator. 4.5k followers
Xevi Sola - Artist. 18k followers
Kate Mason - Chairwoman The Royal Society of Designers
Nadia Coolrista - 39k
Giulia Bartolomei - Bottega Veneta (Women’s SLG Worldwide Merchandising Manager presso
Bonnie Lo: G F Smith
Nuno Da Costa - Fashion Illustrator - 36.5k followers
Francesco Lo Iacono - 54.2k followers
Connie Lim - 60.3k followers
Joanna layla- 10.1k followers
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.
Students applications must have ID attached to entries.
There are 4 award categories this year:
This year, we will be selecting 1 extra winner under each category, from the student applications.
The 4 category award winners and 4 student winners will each receive prizes worth over £1000:
- 1 year of Fida membership
- A feature in Fible 4
Of the 4 category winners and 4 student winners, 1 artist will go forward to become the overall winner and will receive an additional prize of £2000 cash.
Of the 4 category winners and 4 student winners, 1 artist will go forward to become the overall winner and will receive an additional prize of £250 cash.
DEADLINE: 30th April 2023 11:59pm EST USA..
Save images as Jpg or png
Artwork can be any dimensions, but maximum file size you can send is 5 MB.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR YOUR SUBMISSION IS 30th April 2023 11:59pm EST USA.
Fida will notify:
The winner of each category will receive over £1200 worth of Fida products (Membership for 1 year worth £350 and a feature in The Fida Fashion Illustration Bible Book worth £850)
Of the 4 category winners, 1 artist will go forward to become the overall winner and will receive an additional prize of £2000
This product is non-refundable.
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 image(s).
Once Fida receives your images, you will be emailed, to confirm receipt of the image(s).
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: www.fidaworldwide.com. 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 on @fidaworldwide Instagram Live. Dates and times of the live announcement will be provided on the website and 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 website www.fidaworldwide.com, in due course, after the Live Instagram announcement.
You will NOT be emailed individually with results. If your name is not shown on the website, you have NOT been selected.
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.