The Textile Institute National Student Design and Technology Awards 2013



TISA is proud to announce that in 2013 we join with Textile Institute New South Wales.

The annual Textile Institute Southern Australian Section (TISA) design and technology competition is for full time fashion and textiles students across Australia.  It provides students with the opportunity to participate in an exciting competition that brings together industry partners and potential employees - the future of the TCF industry. 

TISA is the only professional organisation in the textile and fibre industry that provides the unique opportunity for Australian fashion and textiles students to study overseas at the prestigious Paris American Academy

Enter the Awards and you could be celebrating in Paris and beyond. 

The TISA Awards have been running for the past two decades and the outcomes of the competition, for both students and the Australian TCF industry, continue to exceed the expectations of the Awards brief.  Education and training facilities Australia wide acknowledge, through their continued participation and student support of the Awards, the importance of the further training and education opportunity our Awards provide.  Award winners and finalists have carved out successful careers launched from their TISA Award recognition and their Paris American Academy experience.

The Textile Institute is the leading global professional body of the Textile and Clothing industries, recognised for its service provision, education and training opportunities.  The Textile Institute is the chartered institute of the textile industry.  It was incorporated in Great Britain by a Royal Charter granted in 1925.  The Textile Institute is the only organisation that can award chartered qualification for the Textile and Clothing industry under the EU’s qualification Directive and by Public Service Commissions throughout the Commonwealth

Awards Showcase tickets available shortly. 

Main prizes:

  1. Grand Prize - Four weeks tuition and accommodation at the Paris American Academy, Paris, selected by a panel of local and international fashion and textile design and technology professionals and Paris American Academy alumni 
  2. Industry Prizes - A number of cash, work experience, and career mentoring prizes will be selected by individual award sponsors
  3. Audience Prize - A cash prize is given to the winner chosen by the audience on the night of the Awards showcase. 
  4. Interstate, overseas and regional students can apply for a new award to fund their travel to the Awards judging and Presentation events supported by the Textile Institute NSW Section.

Important Dates 2013


  • September 3rd, entries close - Online entry registration, submission of Design concepts and Payment -
  • September/October - Stage A Judging of electronic entry submissions 

Notification of Finalists

  • October/November  - Stage B Judging and Finalist Interviews 
  • November 28th - Award Showcase Presentation event             
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