Fashion for All


2018 AATCC/Runway of Dreams Foundation Student Design Competition

See the 2018 Finalists and Winners Announcement Here!! 

Design a clothing or accessory item that reimagines fashion and function for people who are seated/wheelchair users. This new item should enhance the everyday existence of the wearer and/or their caregiver.

Competition Timeline

Phase I Entries: Due by December 1, 2017
Finalists will be notified by January 17, 2018
Finalist Entries: Due by February 21, 2018


  • 1st place: Runway of Dreams Foundation will award a minimum of US$5,000 scholarship to the first place winner. The award will be given at the 3rd Annual Runway of Dreams Foundation Gala and Fashion Show in NYC in June 2018. The winner will have the opportunity to showcase their design before the top leaders in the fashion industry. Runway of Dreams Foundation will make travel and overnight hotel accommodations for the winner up to US$1,000. Should the winner of the competition be an international student, this stipend will be adjusted accordingly.
  • 2nd and 3rd place: Runway of Dreams Foundation will award a US$1,000 scholarship to both the 2nd and 3rd place winners.
  • All winners will receive a written certificate of accomplishment and be publicized on AATCC and Runway of Dreams Foundation platforms including, newsletters, press releases, etc.
  • All winners will be asked to submit a short video report (2-3 minutes) describing their academic and creative pursuits in fashion a year following receipt of the scholarship. Scholarship recipients will receive a report reminder in the spring


For further information, contact Manisha Patel; +1 919 549 3523