Last call for AWI 2016 Wool4School design competition entries + VIDEO

Sheep Central, May 30, 2016

MORE than 12,000 students have registered for Australian Wool Innovation’s Wool4School 2016 program.

But registrations and the chance to receive a free resource pack of information and interactive items close tomorrow May 31.

For Wool4School in 2016, AWI is asking Australian school students to design an innovative and creative sport outfit that conveys the Aussie team spirit. Students don’t need to actually make an outfit.

Open to students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, Wool4School sets the challenge to design an original outfit made from one of the world’s most innovative and natural fibres – Australian Merino wool – and go in the running to win part of $10,000 worth of prizes.

Teachers and students are invited to register for the real-life fashion design experience through the website to utilise the significant classroom resources associated with the project.

Lesson plans have been designed in line with the national curriculum, providing an easy-to-teach project for years 7 to 11. Teacher lesson plans – along with the student design brief – will vary from each year group and can be downloaded for free at

Wool4School is purely a design competition – students don’t need to actually make an outfit. AWI wants their annotated sketch and one lucky winner will have his or her outfit turned into reality by leading Australian fashion designer Jonathan Ward. Another will win a week’s internship at The Woolmark Company. Teachers are also in the running to win some great prizes.

Teachers who don’t have time to introduce Wool4School into their class can can encourage students to enter as individuals.

Key Wool4School dates:
Registrations close: May 31, 2016
Submissions open: June 1, 2016

Submissions close:
Years 7 & 8: July 19, 2016
Years 9 & 10: July 26, 2016
Years 11 & teachers: August 2, 2016

Sources: Twitter and AWI.



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