To enter, applicants must submit a portfolio which may include lookbooks, product information, wholesale distribution, and a business plan. A panel of industry experts from the retail, fashion and accessories sectors, as well as executives from L&Co., The Accessories Council, and its' members will serve as our judging panel. The panel will select up to ten finalists by Friday, October 2nd, 2015. One winner will be announced at the ACE Awards, an accessories industry event in New York City, on Monday, November 2, 2015.
The Emerging Designers Competition is open to all accessories companies that fit the following criteria:
1. The company has been in business for less than five years
2. The company is ready to expand their business and is looking to strengthen their brand identity, marketing outreach, industry credibility and/or distribution in order to grow the brand
3. Your business is primarily based in the United States
4. The finalist must be willing to use social media to promote their involvment in the competition
5. You may be asked to submit product for review
6. You are available for an in-person interview, in October 2015, if you are named one of our finalists
Must be 18 years or older at the time of entry; By entering the competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, accurate and complete; Must be able to provide own transportation to and from the trade show events as well as accommodation if you do not live in New York City; One entry per person; The five finalists will be notified via email, the winner will be notified via phone; By winning the competition the winner agrees to such promotional activity and materials as required; No part of the prize is exchangeable for any other prize; Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified; Any person that is: (a) an employee of any company involved in the contest, or a family member of such employee is not eligible to enter the competition; Membership is not required; Lividini&Co have the right to amend this competition at any time; Lividini&Co and Accessories Council accept no responsibility for the return of any entries unless stated otherwise; Lividini&Co accepts no responsibility for entries lost, damaged or delayed due to computer error in transit; Lividini&Co accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment of any kind suffered by any entrants in entering the competition, including as a result of any entrants winning or not winning;
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