H&M is a design-driven company with a great love for fashion and it is always looking out for new talent from the world’s major design colleges. That’s why it has created the H&M Design Award, to support and celebrate the work of newly graduating designers.
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Duty Station: The winner of the H&M Design Award 2020 will receive a prize sum as well as a paid internship at the H&M Head Office in Stockholm
Open To: The H&M Design Award 2020 is open for 2019 BA or MA graduating students from selected fashion design schools.
Timeframe: The internship runs during spring/summer 2020 and will be tailored for the winner, as far as possible, according to their skills and previous experience.
Deadline: The deadline for submitting the application for the H&M Design Award 2020 is July 31, 2019.
The H&M Design Award is an annual design prize for graduating students. The prize, which underlines H&M’s strong commitment to the future of fashion, was established in 2012 to support young designers’ as they begin their careers in fashion. The H&M Design Award 2020 is open for 2019 BA or MA graduating students from selected fashion design schools. Students are welcome to participate by submitting their portfolios.
- You must be studying at a school that is participating in the H&M Design Award 2020;
- You are going to graduate during 2019 from a BA or MA qualifying program (or equivalent). You can find a list of all the participating fashion schools here;
- Your graduate collection should be based on garments, with at least 4 complete outfits. The collection can focus on womenswear, menswear or mixed collections. The primary focus of the collection should be the garments, not textiles or accessories;
- Please note that the H&M Design Award is held in English so it is important that you are able to speak and understand this language.
The winner of the H&M Design Award 2020 will receive a prize sum of €25,000 as well as a paid internship at the H&M Head Office in Stockholm. As an intern he will be part of the design team that develops their most fashion-forward collections. The paid internship includes a monthly salary, accommodation in Stockholm, as well as other benefits. The winner has the option to exchange the internship for a grant of €25,000. The total prize sum will then amount to €50,000. In addition all finalists, except the winner, will be awarded €5,000 each for making it to the final.
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A complete application should contain:
– Digital portfolio (e.g. mood boards, idea sketches and final designs from your graduate collection);
– CV in English;
– Personal cover letter in English.
You can find more information about the H&M Design Award at designaward.hm.com
If you are interested in being a part of our H&M design team please visit http://career.hm.com/content/hmcareer/en_se/findjob.html
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