• STEP #1 - Review criteria

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS (Eligibilty does not require a nominee to be an FGI member)
    • A minimum of one (1) year and a maximum of 6 (six) years in business
    • A minimum of one (1) Retail account or current active ecommerce site for current brand.
    • Nomination is open to employees of companies, business owners and entrepreneurs.
    • Prior Rising Star Award Winners are not eligible to participate in the same category in which they won.
  • STEP #2 - Review process, important dates & Awards

    • October - Nov23: SUBMISSION
    • Nov 18 - Preliminary round nominees are selected.
    • Dec 9, 5-8pm - Presentation Night judging with Brands at FGI.
    • Dec 15 - Finalists announced.


    • January 6-10 – Online judging and juried presentations
    • January 12, 13, 14 or 15: Special private cocktail event for Finalists
    • January 28 – Awards luncheon- Mandatory Attendance for Finalists
  • STEP #3

    Check the Nominee’s Category
  • STEP #4

    Describe how the nominee meets the criteria for judging: Creativity and Innovation
  • Creativity and Innovation demonstrated in the nominee category. (50 words or less.)
  • STEP #4.1

    Short "Our Story" description
  • Note: for finalists only.
  • STEP #5 - Please provide Proposer name and information.

    (If you are nominating yourself please skip to step 6)
  • * We recommend you inform the candidate of this nomination *
  • STEP #6 - Please provide Nominee name and information.

  • Please note the following information must be provided by the nominee along with an application fee.
  • STEP #7 - Please fill out all questions.

  • Please List Your Retailers, Product Category, Wholesale Range, Retail Range


    Product category: DRESS
    Wholesale range: $100.00
    Retail range: $200.00

  • Max 50 Words
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  • Please complete this phrase:
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  • * The Sustainability Prize is given to a designer in fashion, jewelry, beauty or accessories for their achievement and excellence in sustainable design and/or practice.
    Factors considered are business alignment with positive social and environmental impact in regards Corporate Responsibility, materials’ integrity, production, and supply chain.
  • STEP #8 - Upload Images

  • STEP #9 - Please read carefully and check the box

  • In order to assure the integrity of the Rising Star Awards entries, protection of Fashion Group International, Inc. (“FGI”) and the highest standards for this awards program, FGI requires your authorization and agreement as set forth below. In consideration of the opportunity to participate in the Rising Star Awards, I hereby represent, acknowledge and agree:

    The entry(ies) I submit to FGI in connection with the Rising Star Awards (“Entries”) are original and do not infringe on any third party rights, including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights;

    That I grant FGI, its representatives and agents the right to use, including to publish, my name, picture, my likeness, my city and state of residence, and any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of my participation in the Rising Star Awards for its record keeping, purposes of trade, publicity or promotion in connection with the Rising Start Awards program without renumeration;

    That I hereby grant to FGI, its representatives and agents the right to publish, produce, use, adapt, edit and/or modify Rising Star Award Entries in any manner and in all media in perpetuity, without limitation;

    That I hereby irrevocably assign to FGI any and all rights to Entries including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights appropriate to the rights granted herein.

    That I waive, release and forever discharge FGI, its officers, agents, members, representatives, insurers, sponsors and advertisers (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all responsibility, claims, rights, damages, causes of action and/or liability with respect to my Entry(ies), participation in the Rising Star Awards and use of rights granted under this agreement, and FGI and the other Relevasees from and claims, costs, or damages, whether from the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, resulting from my participation in the Rising Star Awards, my Entry(ies) and/or use of rights granted by this agreement;

    To defend, indemnify and hold the Releasees harmless from all claims, causes of action, costs, demands, damages, and expenses, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise, resulting from my participation in the Rising Star Awards program and the grant of rights hereunder;

    I further acknowledge and agree that FGI assumes no liability of any nature for any damage or property loss occurring in connection with any Entries. All nominees are responsible for pick-up of all Entries when notified by FGI;

    FGI has no responsibility for lost, misdirected or unseen deliveries, Entries, mail or e-mail;

    That the person/designer described in the Entry has a minimum of one year and no more than six years' experience in the industry indicated in the Entry;

    I have not been the winner of an award from any other fashion-industry related trade association or any other similar entities nor have I been a prior Rising Star Award winner in the same category in which I am competing.

    I will comply with any other rules, regulations, and policies of FGI in connection with the Rising Star Awards.

    The terms of this Entry and agreement is acknowledged and agreed by the Nominee or other person authorized in writing by the Nominee to submit the Entry and execute this agreement on Nominee’s behalf

  • STEP #10 - Provide the application fee

    You will be redirected to a payment page after submitting the application.
  • Members fee Non-Members fee
    October 1-5
    No Fee $50
    October 6-14
    $45 $75
    October 15- Nov1
    $65 $100
    Nov2- Nov23
    $85 $150
  • FGI Early Member Entry of NO FEE and FGI member rates apply when a sponsor or nominee is a current FGI member during this entry period - October 1-November 23 and the application is completed and submitted during the date range indicated for Member Benefit discounts.

    The appropriate application fee amount is applied when FGI receives the final, completed submission application for the contest. Partially completed applications do not apply and will not be accepted.

    Thank you and welcome to the FGI Rising Star 2020 Contest!