Stephen Jones Design Competition

Are you a milliner in the making? Or maybe you are a creative type who would like to showcase your talents and expand your knowledge of this exciting and flamboyant art? Well top milliner Stephen Jones is inviting designers to submit a photograph or illustration of their originally designed hat for the chance to be part of Hats: An Anthology, an exhibition hosted by the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. The exhibition is a collaboration between Stephen Jones and the V&A and has already attracted thousands of visitors at its London and Brisbane showcases. The successful participant will not only have their design shown as part of the New York exhibition from September 2011 to April 2012, they will also receive:

-          A two week internship with Stephen Jones in London (accommodation and return travel are the responsibility of the winner)

-          Two tickets to the opening night part of Hats: An Anthology at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City on the 14th of September 2011 (accommodation and return travel are the responsibility of the winner)

-       Signed copy of Stephen Jones’ book Hats: An Anthology

-       One year membership to the V&A in London

-       Global exposure by having their design featured on and

This is a real money-can’t-buy-prize and it offers enthusiastic up and coming milliners the chance to really kick-start their careers with the best in the business. Stephen Jones is judging the entries alongside Dolly Jones, Editor of and has given a hint into what he is looking for - “Hats are the exclamation mark of an outfit, let’s hope we get some strong statements!”

Submission Deadline: August 11, 2011

Voting Starts: August 12, 2011

Voting Ends: August 18, 2011

Winner Announcement: August 26, 2011

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