Eligibility

  • The business must be an incorporated company registered with Companies House in the United Kingdom
  • The business must have been incorporated between 1 January 2013 and 1 January 2018
  • The Award is open to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) which meet two out of the following three characteristics:
    • A turnover of less than £25m
    • A maximum of 250 employees employed in the business
    • Total gross assets of less than £12.5m
  • The award is open to fashion businesses that market their own products. The products should consist of womenswear, menswear or accessories (including but not limited to: handbags, small leather goods, jewellery, shoes, lingerie).

Rules

The DHL Award for International Fashion Potential begins on 6 Feb 2018 at 00:00:00 GMT and ends with the announcement of the winner on 20 September 2018.

Submission Period 6 Feb - 29 June 2018
Judging period to select five finalists 2 Jul - 7 Aug 2018
Announcement of five finalists 10 Aug 2018
Finalists to meet judges 17 Sept 2018
Winner announced 20 Sept 2018
  • DHL will announce the five finalists on the competition website on 10 August 2018. The finalists will also be notified via email and asked to attend a second round of judging where they will meet the judges. DHL will announce the winner on 20 September 2018
  • There will be one winner who will receive a £20,000 cash prize
  • There is a limit of one entry per business
  • DHL reserves the right to conduct a background check on any potential finalist and/or winner and reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant based on such background check. DHL determines that awarding the grant to such entrant might reflect negatively on DHL’s image and/or reputation
  • By entering you are automatically consenting to DHL contacting you regarding your award entry and agreeing to receiving future communications from DHL

FAQs

Fashion brands based in (and have opened their business in) the UK and have been incorporated between 1 January 2013 and 1 January 2018. For full eligibility details, please refer to the T&Cs

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) which meet two out of the following three characteristics are eligible to enter:

a) A turnover of less than £25m;
b) A maximum of 250 employees employed in the business;
c) Total gross assets of less than £12.5m.

The opportunity to win £20,000 and e-commerce advice from DHL and the BFC to help your business go global.

Applicants must submit their entry for The DHL Award for International Fashion Potential 2018 by completing the entry form and emailing it to awards@dhlfashion.co.uk by 29 June 2018.

The entry deadline is 29 June 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be announced on 10 August 2018. The five finalists will be invited to meet the judges on 17 September 2018 and the winner will be announced on 20 September 2018. The prize money will be awarded to the winner by 31 October 2018.

In the first instance, please simply complete the entry form. If you are successful to be shortlisted, we will ask you for the following material.

Up to four digital images including:
Company Logo
Up to three Photos for general representation of the business

Additional information

  • The judging panel will consist of four industry leaders and experts, including representatives from DHL, the BFC and the Editor of Drapers.
  • Additional support as part of the prize is allocated on a case-by-case basis
  • The prize money will be awarded to the winner by 31 October 2018
  • There may be certain cases where the BFC or DHL feel a particular entry may not be suitable for The DHL Award for International Fashion Potential. The BFC and DHL have the final say

Submit your entry by
29 JUNE 18

Shortlist announced
10 AUGUST 18

Winner announced
20 SEPTEMBER 18