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Eastpak Artist Studio Wildcard Competition

Your chance to mix it with some of the biggest names in design!

Want to sit alongside ten of the world’s most celebrated designers and artists, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Manolo Blahnik? Want to be part of a ground-breaking project that could just be the launch pad for your career? This is your chance to unleash your creative energy and carry your ambition to the edge.

Together with Designers Against Aids and Arts Thread, Eastpak is giving young design students and graduates the opportunity to win a wildcard entry to the Eastpak Artist Studio (EAST) along with a production budget to turn your winning design into reality.

Who can Enter

Location: International - from any country.

Experience/age: Open to all students and recent graduates of Fashion or Textile Design, provided they are not yet full-time employed in the industry and graduated after summer 2013.

Entry: Free

Deadline: June 30 MIDNIGHT GMT

Prize: Each finalist will receive a budget of €400 and two original Eastpak Artist Studio blank Padded Pak’r® backpacks with which to produce a working prototype of their design. They will also receive an Eastpak travel gear package valued at €300.

The winner of the Wildcard Competition will receive a place alongside some of the world’s most renowned fashion designers, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, at the Eastpak Artist Studio, with all the prestige and publicity that entails.

The winning design will be integrated in the project’s communication platform. The designer’s creation will be sold at auction and all proceeds will be donated to the charity organisation Designers Against Aids.

Earlier Event: 30 June
Modern Panic Artist Submissions 2016
Later Event: 10 July