Calling all immigrant fashion professionals! The Vilcek Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of immigrant contributions to American arts and science, is currently seeking eligible candidates for the 2015 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Fashion.
The Creative Promise Prizes aim to encourage and support young immigrants who have demonstrated exceptional achievements early in their careers. Three winners in the field of fashion -- including fashion designers, stylists, makeup/hair artists and image makers -- will receive a $50,000 unrestricted cash prize.
Eligible candidates include individuals who were born outside the United States, are currently permanent residents or naturalized residents, and are 38 years old or under. Categories include:
- Designer - including but not exclusive to womenswear, menswear, textile design, accessories, and other artifacts
Stylist - including editorials, advertising campaigns, and fashion presentations
Makeup/hair artist - truly experimental pushing the breadth of materials used to communicate their narrative of makeup or hair
Image Maker - including fashion photography, film, animation, and illustration
Curator - including exhibitions, presentations, and display through real and/or virtual environment
Writer - fashion writing, including curatorial, journalistic, critical, editorial, and historical
The application deadline is June 10. For further information about the prize, including further details on eligibility requirements, the selection process, and how to apply, visit the Vilcek Foundation website.