Attention Creatives!

Calling Christmas loving creatives! Enter your Christmas themed wearable art design (sketch) and you could be one of 20 creatives who will receive $500 and a mannequin to bring your designs to life. These creations will then be exhibited throughout the city centre this Christmas as part of the Downtown Tauranga Heart of Christmas Exhibition. 

Inspired by Wearable Arts, this dynamic showcase of talent will provide the public with something very different and unique in Downtown Tauranga, celebrating Christmas and art through installation.

Competition Dates

Design submissions close: Wednesday 17 October 2018
Confirmation of 20 artists: Friday 19th October by 5pm
Delivery: 18 – 19 November 2018
Exhibition open: 28 November 2018
Exhibition ends: 24 December 2018

The judges will look at the following criteria and how your design meets the criteria:

  • Christmas themed
  • Consideration of sustainability and use of recycled/upcycled materials
  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Consideration of the design ‘look’ at night and during the day

Registration with design sketches to be emailed to rose@creativebop.org.nz 

Click here to download Competition Specifications

Click here to download the registration form with terms and conditions

Click here to download a picture of the mannequin

The mannequin dimensions are: 

Shoulder width 35cm
Shoulder circumference 89cm
Waist width 20cm
Waist circumference 57cm
Hip width (bottom of bodice) 29cm
Hip circumference 89cm
Bodice height 60cm
Total height 160cm

Forms are also available from Creative Bay Of Plenty Head Office - 95 Willow Street, Tauranga. 


Creative Bay Of Plenty has been contracted by Downtown Tauranga to communicate, facilitate and coordinate the Heart Of Christmas Wearable Art Competition. This project aligns with CBOP’s CUSP mandate (Connect, Upskill, Support & Promote) by supporting the connection and facilitation of paid opportunities for creatives in our region.