I received some great news yesterday! I am one of 3 finalists for the Fashion In Detroit local designer competition! A few months ago I submitted 5 photos of garments I have designed, plus my resume and a cover letter. All Michigan based designers (both professionals and students) were urged to enter this competition with the chance to win a grant - which would basically guarantee them a spot in next season's show (this February) and it would waive the $2500 designer's fee. Myself and the other two finalists (identity unknown at this point) will take the stage on the first night of the show (October 1st) and the event hosts will offer the audience a presentation of the 5 designs submitted by each designer, and then they announce the winner live.
I'm very excited to be a part of this! As far as I'm concerned, I'm already a winner being invited to attend both events and the VIP after party, plus all the great people I'll get to meet. That being said, it would be amazing to win and to be able to show a collection this spring!!