The Tengri Textile Innovation Award seeks to discover and champion emerging designers. We’re looking for recent graduates who are pioneering innovative and unique ways of textile fabrication – demonstrating a reworking of traditional techniques in a contemporary way.

This award is intended to enable recent graduates to continue to innovate while working within the industry, with a commissioned brief and yarns sponsorship.


Application for this award is open to textile design graduates who have been awarded their degree within the last 3-6 months, who are exploring an innovative approach to textiles and who wish to continue pursuing developments.

Candidates who are successfully shortlisted will be required to be available for interviews with the judging panel (via Skype) 10 – 14 September 2018.

Award prize: £1000

The prize is a yarns sponsorship award to the value of £500, plus a £500 cash prize. Winners will be expected to showcase their innovation in a Tengri showcase.

Application process

Submissions open on 9 July 2018 and close on 31 August 2018.

To apply, please answer the questions below and provide supporting materials (weblinks and/or PDFs) that demonstrate your body of work.

You can find the online application form here.

Award schedule 2018

9 July: Applications open

31 August: Applications close

5 September: Shortlisted candidates informed

10-14 September: Skype interviews of shortlisted candidates

1 October: Award winner(s) announced

If you have any questions about the Tengri Textile Innovation Award, please email

View Terms and Conditions here.