ITS Eight
ITS Eight

MILAN, Apr 5, 2009 / FW/ — All the entries are in, and the finalists will be announced on April 22nd; on July 10 – 11, 2009, in Trieste, Italy, all of them will gather for the final event when the winner will be announced.

ITS#EIGHT stands for International Talent Support, the eight edition, a platform for young creative minds from every corner of the earth is produced and organized by EVE, with DIESEL as its main partner for ITS#FASHION.

YKK is main partner for ITS#ACCESSORIES; MINI is main partner for ITS#PHOTO; CRYSTALLIZED™ is the brand new sponsor of ITS. Air Dolomiti confirms its presence, Develon is the internet partner and Campari is the drink sponsor of the event

Diesel, main partner of fashion, with the Diesel Award guarantees concrete support to a young talent helping the winner’s breakthrough into the international fashion industry with a cash prize of € 50,000 + an internship within the Diesel Creative Team at its HQ in Italy.

ITS also assigns many more awards to the talents that make it to the finale, 10-11 July 2009: Fashion Collection of the Year, production and organization of a fashion show. The opportunity to be a member of the Jury at the following edition of ITS and € 20,000 towards the development of the new collection, Fashion Special Prize, the i-D Styling Award, and the Vertice Award.

YKK, main partner of accessories at ITS, the only contest in the world entirely dedicated to all types of accessories, has reached the fourth edition. The most innovative and creative collections will compete for Accessories Collection of the Year, €10,000 to create a brand new collection to be presented out of competition at ITS#NINE, the YKK Award, €10.000 + a professional photography shoot.

ITS, is pleased to announce the arrival of a precious sponsor: CRYSTALLIZED™, the product brand for the world’s finest loose crystals manufactured by Swarovski, which will offer the CRYSTALLIZED™ Accessories Award. All finalists can use CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements to create their collections.

ITS and MINI, main partner of photography, journey after journey confirms the new ITS#EIGHT adventure, once again giving the chance to photography students and young photographers from all over the world, to be on board at ITS#PHOTO.

The lucky ones, who will enroll with the project inspired by the theme “Originality” will “drive” back home with one or more of the prizes that are up for grabs: the MINI Clubman Photo Award, €10,000+ a professional shoot with a famous photographer to be published in an important Italian magazine, Pitti Immagine Photo Award and the SVA Photoglobal Award.

The photography contest confirms its on-line branch with the second edition of ITS#PHOTOweb. This web competition, open to all, will allow the winner to become part of ITS#PHOTO during ITS#EIGHT as a finalist.

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