Self-Nominating Categories

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About The 2019 Self-Nominating Categories

Welcome to the 2019 CAFA Self Nomination categories. This year there are 16 categories open for self nomination. Criteria and submission requirements are listed for each category below once you select the category you are interested in applying for.

Please note, saving the application is not possible therefore have all of the required documents ready when submitting the application. French versions are available on request.

Please direct any questions or requests you may have to submissions@cafawards.ca.

THE EMERGING TALENT AWARD IN FASHION DESIGN AND ACCESSORY DESIGN

These two Awards will be presented to innovative Canadian designers who are emerging as true creative forces in Canadian fashion. Each Emerging Talent Award winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, mentorship for one year from industry experts in the fields of marketing, Finance, PR, Branding etc. and gain national and international exposure.


THE WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an outstanding Canadian womenswear designer who has made a significant creative impact in the fashion industry.


THE MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an outstanding Canadian menswear designer who has made a significant creative impact in the fashion industry.


THE ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an outstanding Canadian fashion accessory designer who has made a significant creative impact in the fashion industry.


THE OUTERWEAR BRAND OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an outstanding Canadian outerwear brand who has made a significant impact in the fashion industry.


THE JOE FRESH FASHION INNOVATION AWARD will be presented to a Canadian company or individual that is innovating how we experience, consume or interact with fashion through technology.


SIMONS FASHION DESIGN STUDENT AWARD will be presented to an exceptional Canadian fashion design student who has recently graduated from a fashion design program.


THE IMAGE MAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an outstanding Canadian fashion photographer or filmmaker who has made a significant impact within the fashion industry.


THE STYLIST OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an outstanding Canadian fashion stylist who has made a significant impact within the fashion industry.


THE FRESH FACE OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an emerging Canadian model who the industry recognizes as one of Canada’s newest and brightest fresh faces.


THE MODEL OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an outstanding Canadian model who has made a significant impact within the fashion industry.

THE FASHION IMPACT AWARD will be presented to a Canadian designer or brand that has made a significant social or philanthropic impact in the Canadian and/or international community.

THE DIGITAL FASHION INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to a Canadian fashion blogger or website that demonstrates creativity, excellence, and range in online fashion critique, reporting, and photography.


MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an innovative Canadian makeup artist who is emerging as a true creative force in the fashion industry.


HAIR ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an innovative Canadian hair artist who is emerging as a true creative force in the fashion industry.