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India Handloom Garment Design Contest 2016

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May 16, 2016

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About India Handloom Garment Design Contest

India Handloom Garment Design Contest 2016 conducted by Indian Handloom Brand under the Ministry of Textiles with the objective to attract young talent for designing contemporary lifestyle and apparel products underlying the richness of traditional crafts in India. 

It would be conducted in the following apparel categories. The first prize in each category will be awarded Rs. 30,000.The winner of the contest will also get the privilege to be recognized as Indian Handloom Brand internationally. 

Product Category: Apparel for Men & Women

The categories could be Indian/ Western/ Indo-Western in any of the following Category:

  1. Indian
  2. Western
  3. Indo-Western 

On Any of the Following Themes

  • Holistic clothes with meaning
  • Comfort, functional, practical
  • Simplicity
  • Artistic fashion forward

Important dates




Announcement of Competition

April 3, 2016

Phase 1 - Preliminary Round

May 16, 2016

Jury for First Phase

May 19, 2016

Phase 2 - Final Round

June 30, 2016

Jury for Second Phase

July 4, 2016

Award Ceremony

August 7, 2016


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India Handloom Garment Design Contest Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  Global
Class/ Age  18 years and above
Details  The entry can be by an individual or as a group submission. There is also the possibility of multiple entries. 

India Handloom Garment Design Contest Reward

The reward would be given to the winners of the Final Round.


Total Rewards Prize Category Prize Money

Separately in all three categories.


Separate prizes for Men & Women Category

3x2 Best Design Entry Cash Prize of Rs. 30,000 + Citation
3x2 Second Best Design Entry Cash Prize of Rs. 20,000 + Citation
3x2 Jury Special Award Cash Prize of Rs. 10,000 + Citation
Total Rewards 18    


The winner of the contest will also get the privilege to be recognized as Indian Handloom Brand internationally. There will be 18 prizes across all above mentioned categories.

Showcase of Work 

The work of the winners would be showcased on Handloom day on August 7, 2016, at a national level event.

India Handloom Garment Design Contest Application form and Process

  • The application should be submitted online. The applicants have to submit a prototype of their designs and crafts on the website 
  • The entry should be labeled with the name of the contestant, a number of pages/sheets, Age, and its proof, mobile number, email id, address.

Submission of Application

 Phase 1 Submission - Online Submission

The participants would be required to submit the following style of designs in a single pdf. The sourcing of the material can be done only from the specified 

The applicant must submit a single ensemble with 70 categories on an average, the listed brand category.

  • Theme/mood Board
  • Illustrations of the ensemble with detailing
  • Scanned images of India Handloom Brand fabric swatches proposed to be used

Phase 2 Submission - Through Courier

Participants shortlisted for Round 2 would be given a sum of Rs 5000 for designs in Cotton and Rs 10000 designs in silk for making the prototype. This money would be reimbursed at the time of actual submission of the full ensemble at the time of the final stage.

  • Actual Ensemble in US Size 8 (34-inch bust size)
  • Photograph of the ensemble with full accessories and look

The ensembles must be sent to the following address.

Office of the Development Commissioner (Handlooms)
Ministry of Textiles,
Udyog Bhavan,
New Delhi - 110 011

India Handloom Garment Design Contest Selection Process

Selection Criteria for the Handloom Design Contest

The selection process will be evaluated based on the following two rounds:

Selection Criteria: Round 1

The assessment would be based on the basis of concept,

  • Basis of concept uniqueness of technique,
  • Uniqueness of technique
  • Fabric used
  • Uniqueness of style
  • Presentation of the work.

Selection Criteria: Round 2

In the final round, the designs would be selected according to

  • Form
  • Functional and idea execution of works

For Design Oriented works- Further selection on the following 

  • Degree of innovation
  • Aesthetic qualities
  • Realization of the identified theme
  • Realization of market requirements.

The final selection would be done by the Jury who would be from fashion, handloom and design community. The jury will be a mix of both professionals, academicians including designers of national and international brands, faculty and professor head of universities and colleges.

India Handloom Garment Design Contest Address

Room No. 129
Ministry of Textiles
Udyog Bhawan
New Delhi  -   110 011

India Handloom Garment Design Contest Contact Details

Tel: 011-23061385 / 23063779 (Office )
Email: secy-textiles@nic.in

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