Call for Entries Opens for the 13th Annual Midlands Fashion Awards

The Midlands Fashion Awards announces its call for entries for the 2020 Midlands Fashion Awards event, calling new and emerging fashion designers and creative talent from across the Midlands and its surrounding areas.

The awards provide a much-needed platform for the diverse and exciting Midlands fashion scene to present creative ideas and get noticed. This year’s awards now welcome submissions fromnew and emerging fashion and accessory designers, stylists, make-up artists and fashion photographers who want to showcase their innovative designs and gain exposure and recognition.

This year’s categories are:

  • Emerging Designer of the Year
  • Sustainability Designer of the Year
  • Young Fashion Designer of the Year (Graduates)
  • Accessory Designer of the Year
  • Professional Make-up Artist of the Year
  • Rising Star Make-up Artist
  • Fashion Stylists of the Year
  • Fashion Photographer of the Year

Each category will be judged by a panel of industry experts from leading fashion organisations, make-up experts, stylist and beauty journalists and professional photographers. Judges will be looking for the most cutting edge and eco-conscious designers and creative talent from across the region. Shortlisted entrants will have their entries showcased at the Midlands Fashion Awards.

Category winners will gain a Midlands Fashion Award Trophy of Excellence, catwalk exposure, mentoring opportunities from industry professionals, promotion and exposure in the press and social media alongside the opportunity to network and collaborate. Previous Midlands Fashion Awards winners and participants have gone on to showcase at Fashion Week’s around the globe as well as gain prestigious press coverage and stockists.

Comments from previous winners:

Winning this award felt wonderful, knowing that all my hard work had paid off. It’s opening so many doors and opportunities from that one moment – I’m truly thankful. It took some time to allow the feeling to sink in”. Abigail Burvill, Birmingham School of Jewellery

I would like to say a massive thank you for a fabulous event and for giving make-up-artists like myself the opportunity to push ourselves further. A true inspiration and I hope other make-up artists compete and push themselves further too”. Professional Make-up Artist, Chetna Ladwa

It’s such an exciting opportunity for me, my career and the business I am launching. I was so pleased to be a finalist and have the opportunity to show my collection in front of such influential people. It was such a surprise to win Young designer of the Year, but I’m so glad that all of my hard work has paid off.” Convergence by Lucy Taylor, Derby University

The application process is now open, please visit: for further details and to apply. The Midlands Fashion Awards will be held October 2020 in Birmingham. The deadline for submissions is 5th June 2020.