2023 FGI Dallas

Scholarship Competition

Fashion Forward – Motivating Minds in Design

Fashion Group International of Dallas is excited to announce the 55th annual Scholarship Competition event, celebrating the Future of Fashion, to be held on April 14, 2023 in Dallas, TX. Please stay connected with our website and social platforms for more details.

We invite college and university students in fashion design and merchandising studies to participate and compete for more than $40,000 in scholarship awards in four categories. Fashion design categories include Black Tie/Bridal, Cocktail/Party, Daywear/Streetwear and Apparel Sustainability. Digital merchandising categories include Digital Merchandising and Store Planning, Fashion Portfolio and the newly added Digital Sustainability- 3D Collection.

The top awards will be Fashion Excellence and Director’s Choice. We will once again offer the Paris American Academy Couture Award for 2023. In addition to awarding our scholarship winners, we are providing learning opportunities for our attendees through interactive programming with local fashion professionals.

To continue promoting the top-of-mind concerns of the next generation of fashion professionals, we have:

  • Gender neutrality– All of our categories are now open to submissions designed for any gender.
  • Size inclusivity – We are offering the opportunity for students to submit garments in plus sizing and will hire models to support this underrepresented category.
  • Sustainability – Introduced in 2021, this category continues to grow as students gain more understanding in apparel sustainability. This year we encourage students to think through sustainable business practices in our digital submission criteria.
  • Innovation – Fashion’s use of 3D visualization to optimize the design workflow and prevent waste through over development is growing. We have added the Digital Sustainability- 3D Collection category to support this major industry shift.

The competition will include a daytime event for students to interact with and learn from top industry professionals. The evening award show will feature finalists in a live judging and award presentation.


Registration will open on February 15, 2023. Please check back for details on how to participate. Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Participants must be sponsored by a college/university and be enrolled at a two or four-year institution in a fashion program.
  • Entries must be current school projects and not have won any prior FGI Dallas scholarship awards.
  • Competition entry fees are $20 per garment and $20 per digital entry.
  • Total number of entries is (4) per student (Apparel & Digital combined).
    • Students may enter more than one garment in the apparel categories.
    • Digital competition entries are limited to (3) total – one in each category.

Entry Deadline for Apparel and Digital Entries is March 31, 2023 at 5:00 pm CST. Please follow @fgischolarship to stay in the know.

Become a Sponsor

We rely on the generosity of businesses and individuals to continue awarding our future fashion leaders with scholarships and learning opportunities. If you are interested in sponsoring a scholarship or internship for a talented and deserving student, please fill out the form below

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