An art competition and exhibition featuring dresses created from repurposed, upcycled, or recycled materials.
Inspiration and ideas here
High school art students
October 17th, 2018
10:30 - Check in
11:00 - Same-day construction begins
3:00 - Final photoshoot and judging
3:30 - Exhibit opens to the public
4:00 - Presentation of awards
4:15 - Exhibit closes
Stafford County Annex Building, 210 E 3rd Ave, St John, KS 67576
Schools may have as many entries as desired in each of the two categories. Dresses in either category must be worn by a live model and will be professionally photographed when construction is complete.
Dresses are constructed, in whole or in part, prior to the competition
Best option for more elaborate and time-consuming dresses
Dresses are constructed entirely during the competition hours of 11:00 - 3:00
*Dresses featured in advertisements were each constructed by one artist in 3 hours.
Dresses may be constructed from new, used, or recycled materials that have been repurposed for this competition
Schools are responsible to bring any materials necessary to construct dresses (i.e. - glue, duct tape, extension cords, etc.)
Newspaper is an exception and will be provided if desired
Dresses may be built over an existing dress or freeform directly on the model
Entries consist of a dress and one student to model each dress
Hair and makeup artists have agreed to donate their time and will be available during the event to style models as dresses are constructed
Please specify during registration how many models will need hair and/or makeup services
Models being styled should come with clean hair and foundation only
Hair and makeup are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis upon registration
Pizza by the slice will be available for lunch provided by Tiger Town Pizza in St. John
All dresses must conform to school clothing guidelines
Judging: By entering this competition, participants agree to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error in the judge’s decisions, and agree to be bound by all rulings of the judges, whose decisions are final.
One adult sponsor should be present for every fifteen students
Disruptive or destructive behavior will not be tolerated.