TEXTILE artists and designers are encouraged to start planning creations and register for the 2013 Bendigo Bank Wearable Art competition at the Australian Body Art Carnivale.
The wearable art competition and showcase will be held on May 12 in Eumundi on the Sunshine Coast.
Designers will have the opportunity to have their creations grace the catwalk and be in the running for cash and other prizes.
"This is a unique opportunity for designers of all ages and experience to express their creativity at a great community event," event manager Danielle Taylor said.
"The challenge for designers is to create garments from recycled materials or items that have had a 'life' before."
Judges will also be looking for creative edge and originality of material.
The competition has been sponsored by the Cooroy Community Branch of Bendigo Bank, which has contributed $4000 to the event.
Fashion Design students from Sunshine Coast TAFE have already registered their interest for the competition.
The students are working on a wearable art project for Floating Land using a biodegradable plastic called Plantic which has been supplied by Sunshine Coast Council.
The event is centred on competitions in temporary full body art, face painting, and vehicle art and photography.
The theme is 'The Best of Oz' and artists will be competing for over $14,000 in cash and prizes.
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