Eye on Nature Wearable Arts

23 June 2022 | Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau

The search is on for Auckland’s most promising, environmentally-conscious young artists and designers!

Eye on Nature Wearable Arts is an annual competition for Auckland primary and secondary school students, run by the Beautification Trust. Students are challenged to create eco-friendly wearable art around the Eye on Nature theme, Incredible Kai, with $3,500 in cash awarded to the winning schools.

The garments are judged at the Eye on Nature Wearable Arts Fashion Show, held at the Vodafone Events Centre in June. The showcase gives tamariki and rangatahi the exciting experience of modelling their eco-friendly creations on a fashion runway in front of a live audience!

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Eye on Nature Wearable Arts Fashion Show
Jun 23, 6:30 PM
Vodafone Events Centre

Enter your school

Eye on Nature Wearable Arts is open to all Auckland primary, intermediate and secondary schools. Participation in the programme is free of charge.


Click here to register your interest. We’ll be in touch with further details about the competition, how to run the programme in your school and how to submit your entries. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us.

Key dates

  • 28 February 2022: Entries open

  • 3 June 2022: Entries close, photo permissions and design statements must be submitted

  • 22 June 2022: Dress rehearsal and judging, 10:00am - 2:30pm

  • 23 June 2022: Fashion Show and prize giving, 3:30pm - 9:30pm

Entry form

Please complete the online entry form to submit your schools' entries. You will be able to edit your entries up until the closing date of 3 June 2022. Your school is welcome to submit multiple entries. Please complete one form per entry.


Teacher workshop video

A recording of our Zoom workshop for teachers who are interested in taking part.


Incredible Kai resources

A library of resources for teaching and learning about the theme, Incredible Kai.

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Teacher workshop slides

Download the slides from our introductory workshop for teachers as a PDF.

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Judging criteria

Read about the garment requirements and how the judges will assess entries.

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Promo video for students

Show this video in class or at assembly to get your students excited for Wearable Arts!


Photo & video permission

This form must be submitted with entries for each student designer and model.