FOUNDATIONS REVEALED Competition 2023
The Natural World
Nature has been a source of inspiration for designers and creators for millennia. You could choose to recreate a special location, the changing seasons, a natural phenomenon, or the texture and colour of your favourite flower. Escape into nature and be uplifted by twisted branches, crashing waves, dew-covered spider’s webs, and falling autumn leaves. This is your chance to showcase how nature inspires you.
You may enter anything from a single garment (such as a corset, skirt, or jacket) to an entire outfit on the theme of the Natural World. Your entry can be but does not need to be historical in nature.
Please read the Entrant’s Pack for detailed instructions on how to enter and the requirements of the competition, even if you have entered before. We’ve made a few changes for 2023.
The competition is as much about exhibiting your work as it is a "competition", so please relax and enjoy participating.
placements and prizes
1st place in each skill category
- $400 gift certificate for the online store(s) of your choice
A year's free Academy membership to Foundations Revealed.
Specially designed 'Winner' icon to use on your website or social media profile
2nd place in each skill category
- $200 gift certificate for the online store(s) of your choice
6 months' free Academy membership to Foundations Revealed.
Specially designed '2nd place' icon to use on your website or social media profile
3rd place in each skill category
- $100 gift certificate for the online store of your choice
3 months' free Academy membership to Foundations Revealed.
Specially designed ‘3rd place’ icon to use on your website or social media profile.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ENTERING THE CONTEST
For anyone on the fence next year, I would say that simply making the time for yourself to make something for the contest is an act of self-care... no matter the result, that's always a worthwhile thing.
entrant in 2018, 2019 and 2020
It has been a challenging learning experience and a great opportunity to think outside the box and grow as a maker... Go go go!
It has been exhilarating to enter the competition and work on my entry. I would like everyone who is on the fence about entering to be bold.
To allow themselves to create, without censoring their creative brain. To be brave and share their work.
2018 winner/2020 2nd place
It’s been an amazing journey, with friends along the way… This feels much more like joining an exhibition than competing. Go for it!