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AMIRI prize faq

amiri prize frequently asked questions

Am I eligible for the AMIRI Prize?

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To be eligible for the AMIRI Prize you must
- Be a resident of USA
- Started your business between 2018 and 2020
- Released at least two ready-to-wear collections
- There is no age limit to the designer applying
- Submit your application by April 18th, 2021 12pm PST

I live in USA but I am not a citizen, am I eligible to apply?

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If you are a USA resident, and citizen of another country, you are eligible to apply.

I have released more than 2 collections within the last three years, am I still eligible?

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Yes

I started my brand before 2017, but I have released at least two collections, am I still eligible?

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No

I started my brand just over a year ago, and I don’t have any employees. Does that affect my application?

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No. We are adjudicating entries based on the overall application and vision of each up-and-coming brand. Please complete the application with as much detail as possible. You can enter ‘0’ or ‘Not Applicable’ if some questions do not warrant a response from your brand.

I started my brand just over a year ago, and I don’t have any retail partners. Does that affect my application?

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No. We are adjudicating entries based on the overall application and vision of each up-and-coming brand. Please complete the application with as much detail as possible. You can enter ‘0’ or ‘Not Applicable’ if some questions do not warrant a response from your brand.

How will you be judging the applications?

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We're calling all passionate creatives with a unique brand identity and a strong sense of conviction. Through the brands work, a sense of personality, individualism, and purpose should be conveyed. Applications will be adjudicated by our panel of prestigious visionaries and entrepreneurs. The 10 finalists will be chosen by our panel for final prize winner selection.

When will I know if I am a finalist?

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If you are a finalist, you will be contacted by a member of the AMIRI team by April 30th, 2021. If you do not hear from us by this date, your application was not selected as a finalist.

How can I be sure you received my application?

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Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email that it has been received. Check your junk mail folder if you can’t find it in your inbox. If you did not receive a confirmation, please contact support through the contact form

Will there be a runner-up prize?

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We’re awarding one winner only for the 2021 AMIRI Prize.