Competition Rules 2018



2018's categories are:

  • Sustainability
  • High Fashion
  • Street Wear
  • Open Design
  • Express Yourself

Category Information

Sustainability (Eco-friendly): Garments which are designed with truly sustainable materials, and with a fundamental design that allows them to be long-lasting, have removable pieces and can be worn in multiple ways.

High Fashion: Trendsetting, glamorous and fashionable designs.

Street wear: Casual clothing of a style worn by urban youth subcultures.

Express Yourself: The 2018 themed category and a chance for you to be you. What kind of fashion represents who you are and how you want to express yourself? Submit a design that reflects your own identity and that may be different from the constraints imposed by society.

Open Design: Got your own idea that doesn’t fit with any of the above? Then Open Design is for you!


Key dates:

Key dates 2018:

Registrations open - April Friday 13th 

Registrations close - July 22nd Sunday

Pre-judging - July 26th Thursday

Dress rehearsal and final judging - Sunday August 12th

Show – Sunday September 2nd


$40 registration fee (Includes ticket to Walk The Line show)
Fee Assistance is available*

*If you need Fee Assistance, please state this in the registration form. A Raise Up representative will be in touch to discuss options.


When is the Walk the Line show?

New Zealand Fashion Week runs from the 27th - 2nd September.
The WALK THE LINE Show is on the morning of Sunday 2nd September Tickets will go on sale soon via iTICKET.

Can I get a ticket for my family or friends?

Yes. Tickets can be purchased via iTICKET when they become available. If your garment is selected for the runway show only you and your model wil have complimentary tickets.

How do I pay for my registration?

You can pay for your registration online
Registration for Walk the Line is $40 and can be paid via two methods.
Internet banking:
02 – 0280 – 0013761 – 05
Particulars: First Name
Code: WTL 2018
Reference: Last Name

Fee Assistance is available – if you select this option in the registration form. A Walk the Line representative will be in touch with you soon to discuss.

Walk The Line 2018 Terms & Conditions

  • Registration is $40 and can be paid via internet banking to YMCA North Shore. Entry fee includes one General Admission ticket to the Walk The Line show (part of NZ Fashion Week) for the designer to attend. If the designer is also the model, this ticket can be gifted to a friend of family member.
  • Payment details will be sent on registration, along with details on how to apply for fee assistance should you require help with meeting the registration costs.
  • You must be between the ages of 13 and 18 to enter the competition and at high school. Models must be between the ages of 13 and 18.
  • Only one entry allowed per designer.
  • Pre-judging ensures all designs are in the right category and suitable for the show. We reserve the right to move your design to a more appropriate category.
  • Judges and event management teams decisions are final.
  • Designers will only be allowed backstage to prepare their model before the show. Hair and makeup is pre-planned by the event organisers.
  • Music is decided and provided by the event organisers.
  • Walk The Line is a drug and alcohol free event.