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Deadline Extension: Fusion Specialties Mannequin Design Competition
November 14, 2012

Fusion Specialties Inc. has extended the deadline to Nov. 26 for its first-ever Mannequin Design competition for students, due to requests from students and faculty in the Northeast affected by Hurricane Sandy. Students may now submit initial interest and a request for detailed contest information to contest@fusionspecialties.com no later than Nov. 26, 2012.



In this competition, students will be designing for some of the most popular private-label brands sold at jcpenney, and will be required to understand the history, demographic and target customer for that brand. Students will be challenged to explore how to meld the brand’s fit and look into a mannequin collection that is innovative, exciting and reflects the designated brand appropriately. All of this must be reflected in the proposed design for the mannequins.



Participants must be actively enrolled in a collegiate-level design program and must be legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Participants must submit their full name, school, major, anticipated graduation date and email address. Once this criteria has been verified, a full brief will be emailed to qualified participants.

Final deadline for submissions will be Dec. 21.



Winning designs will be showcased at 2013 GlobalShop in Chicago and in DDI Magazine, among other venues. The grand-prize winner will see his or her designs sculpted and manufactured in full size; the winning collection will be displayed in the Fusion booth at GlobalShop 2013, and also highlighted at a jcpenney store in the New York area. Cash awards will be provided to the top five designs.

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