9 Sept 2023 (TBC)

The judging panel will take into account the following factors in the selection of award winners: 

  • Creativity & Originality
  • Workmanship & Choice of fabric
  • Marketability
  • Overall appeal

For the "Best Visual Presentation Award", criteria are as follows:

  • Expression of Concept and Mood
  • Clarity of Presentation
  • Overall Visual Appeal


1. All designs must be original and have never been paraded or presented before. Collections infringing on copyright or paraded before will lead to disqualification. The collection can be a Spring / Summer or Fall / Winter collection for women, men or a mixture of both. (Fashion students graduating in 2023 who are selected to parade at graduation shows before YDC may submit to YDC a collection based on the same concept of their graduation project, but the final four sets of outfits to be paraded at YDC shall still be different from their paraded collection.) 

2. Each contestant will submit eight presentation boards in the sequence below:

No. 1 Theme board : with collection title & fashion story / statement in English as mandatory (Supplemented in Chinese), explaining the design concept / inspiration, collection season, for women, men or a mixture of both;

No. 2 
 Mood board : use pictures to present the theme and feel of the collection;

No. 3  Full sketches board : four designs grouped on one presentation board;

No. 4-7
  Individual sketch board : clearly indicating No. 1 to 4, describe in detail the individual design, colors and details mock-up etc.

   Fabric swatches/ samples : suggested size not to be smaller than 12cm x 12cm.
 - Presentation should all be done in FULL COLOR on A3-size paper boards (42 x 29.7cm).
 - Please do not submit 3-D models / presentation sets.
 - All presentation boards should not carry any names or logos or signatures as to reveal the contestant's identity.

3. Shortlisted contestants will be required to submit one set of completed outfit for screening at a Meet-The-Judge session which is scheduled for early June 2023 (date to be confirmed). Outfits that do not meet the Council and judges’ required standard will be rejected.

4. All submitted show garments must be produced in accordance with the original submitted design sketches. Any significant discrepancy from the original submitted designs will lead to disqualification.

5. All entrants and finalists are required to meet the deadlines of entry and show garment submission. Organizer reserves the final discretion to disqualify any late submissions or incompletion of collection.

6. All finalists are required to attend all meetings, press interviews and photo sessions with both local and international media representatives arranged by the Council.

7. The Council will retain the copyright of all photographs and videos taken of the entries and is entitled without limitation and obligation to use and reproduce the said photographs, video, etc. in any form whatsoever. The Council shall be exempted from any royalty or payment to the entrants or contestants and retain all the rights for showing, publishing and exhibiting the winning and other selected entries at its discretion.

8. While the Council will exercise maximum care in handling all entries, the Council will assume no liability for any damage or loss of any kind.

9. All finalists will be reimbursed for the cost of collection by the Organiser (amount to be confirmed) against submitting original receipts.


Apr 17

Deadline of online application (HKT 23:59)

Apr 24

Deadline of presentation boards submission to HKTDC (HKT 17:00)

May 3

Announcement of shortlisted finalists (will be announced on FASHIONALLY.COM website, Instagram & Facebook, finalists will be also contacted individually)

May 5 

Briefing meeting at HKTDC to go through all YDC important dates and issues (finalists must attend)

Jun 9

Submission of the first set of outfit to HKTDC and meet the judges in HKTDC

Late Aug

Fitting of four sets of completed outfits including accessories

Sept 9

Contest day & prize presentations


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