Who can enter the Red Carpet Green Dress contest?
The Red Carpet Green Dress Contest is open to anyone who would like to enter. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter the Contest or win the Grand Prize.
What are the prizes for this contest?
There will only be one Grand Prize awarded to the winner of the Contest. The Grand Prize winner will:
• Receive industry support and guidance from an established fashion designer to make the red carpet dress
• Be supplied with the sustainable fabrics required to make their design in accordance with their submission and within contest criteria
• Fly roundtrip to/from Los Angeles from the commercial airport located closest to the winner’s home to spend three nights in Los Angeles, California
• Be accommodated at a luxury hotel for three nights with breakfast
• Visit and receive a VIP tour of MUSE School Ca while in Los Angeles
• Be provided with the following roundtrip transport: Los Angeles International Airport to the hotel; hotel/ MUSE School
• Meet Suzy Amis Cameron in Los Angeles, California
Note: All other costs, expenses and arrangements required to accept or receive the Grand Prize, including, but not limited to, any other transportation, meals, tips, transfers, necessary travel documents, costs or fees in order to travel to Los Angeles, California, etc. will be the sole responsibility of the winner. The proceeds of the contest will go towards MUSE Ca and MUSE Global, which help educate children around the world. To enter click here.
How much does it cost to enter the contest?
The cost to enter the Contest is Fifty United States dollars (USD$50), per entry with up to 5 designs entered per entry.
How many dresses can I enter into the contest?
You can enter as many times as you like. However, only up to five (5) dress or gown designs may be entered per entry and the entry fee (USD$50) must be paid for each entry.
Can I use any fabric/material for the dress I use for entry into the contest?
No. The dress or gown MUST be made ONLY from sustainable fabric/material, such as natural, organic or recycled fabric/material and this must be explained in the text you submit alongside your sketch. Remember – you will not be making the dress at the entry stage – but we would like to know which fabrics you would use if you win the contest and why. The use of notions such as buttons, crystals, beads, sequin, etc. is allowed in the design of the garment. However, the focus should be on using recyclable, natural, organic, sustainable notions, wherever possible. Your notes should clearly highlight these particular items and what they are made of. Please see here for information about the fabric you can use to create your design.
Do I have to make the dress?
You will not be making the dress on your own, you will be working with an established designer to make the dress to ensure that the dress can be made to red carpet standard.
How many sketches/drawings can I include with each entry?
A maximum of five (5) sketches and/or drawings (including any notes) per dress entry.
Should I include any notes on the sketches and drawing I am submitting?
Yes. In your entry you should provide us with full details (as notes) regarding anything in your design, sketches or drawings. The more detail you provide on the type/colors/texture/design etc helps assist the judge in making her decision as to which entry will be the winning entry. Remember, a maximum of 5 drawings or sketches (including any notes) may be submitted per dress entry.
How do I submit my entry?
Submit your entry to us, with any sketches/drawings/notes as a JPEG or PNG file. The file size must not exceed 800KB (Kilobytes)
What if my design exceeds the size limit?
To decrease the size of your entry, please zip your submission. If your file still exceeds the size limit, please send us an email with your contact information.
I get to the upload page and get a spinning upload icon, what do I do?
There is a known issue with the Opera Browser and Macintosh OSX that causes the page to act as if it has not uploaded your file, when in actuality, it has. Click on the “Can’t find your answer here?” link, below, and ask us to confirm your submission. Customer service will check it out and let you know.
How will I know if you have received my entry?
You will receive an automatic confirmation response to the email address from which you submitted your eligible entry to the Contest.
How many winners will there be?
There will be one winner of the “Grand Prize”.
What are the deadlines for submitting entries?
The Contest will begin on Friday September 28th 2012 and end on Monday November 5th 2012 and all entries MUST be received by that date in order to be eligible to win the Grand Prize.
When will the winner be announced?
The winner will be alerted in November and announced on the website in January 2013.
When will I be able to see the winning design?
The winning design will be worn on the red carpet for the 85th Academy Awards, to be held on Sunday, February 24, 2013. Pictures of the winning dress will be taken at the event and released through the media. In addition, we will include various pictures of the dress/gown on this website.
What happens to the designs, sketches, drawing and notes submitted for the contest?
All entries and all drawings, sketches, notes and any other materials submitted therewith become the sole and exclusive property of MUSE School CA and will not be returned.
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