Organised by environmental NGO Redress with Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the Lead Sponsor, the Redress Design Award has partnered with VF Corporation and its Timberland brand for its 11th edition
The Timberland prize partnership forms part of a wider long-term strategic relationship between the Redress Design Award and VF. This is the third cycle of collaboration working to drive meaningful change among the future leaders of fashion through education, which forms the backbone of the programme, with over 50,000 individuals worldwide having benefitted from educational content and activities throughout the competition’s history. The partnership will also include a design challenge for all ten finalists later this year plus collaboration on key content around circular design in action for the Redress Design Award 2021 open access LEARN platform.
The first prize winner of the Redress Design Award 2021 will join VF Corporation’s Timberland team to collaborate on a design project, and will have the opportunity to work closely with VF’s Sustainability & Responsibility team to gain exciting insights from across the supply chain from sourcing to product development, while deepening their skills and understanding around sustainable production and marketing.
In addition to this career-boosting prize, the first prize winner will be awarded HK$50,000 (US$6,400) as development funding. The Runner-up and Hong Kong Best winners of this cycle will also each receive HK$15,000 (US$1,900) as development funding – a first in the Redress Design Award’s history – among other notable prizes.
The online application for the Redress Design Award 2021 is open until 15 March 2021 for emerging designers around the world with less than four years’ professional experience. Thirty semi-finalists will be announced on 22 April and then the ten finalists on 13 May. The finalists will show their collections in Hong Kong in early September 2021 at the livestreamed Grand Final Show, and winners will be announced.