Deadline for online submission of concept drawings and descriptions of designs. May 15, 2014

Notification of acceptance. May 30, 2014

Photos of completed garments due August 15, 2014

Show opens at FRANK gallery September 9

Fashion show and reception September 12, 2014

Guidelines for R2RII: 

  • Single or group entries accepted
  • Dresses must be made to fit a dress form, and be wearable by a model of your choosing in a fashion show.
  • Traditional "fabric" (ie. old clothes, bedding, upholstery, etc.) is not allowed. Entrants using these materials will risk disqualification.
  • No perishable items, dirty materials, toxic or hazardous materials are allowed. The inclusion of these will result in disqualification.
  • All other materials are encouraged. Some examples: Styrofoam, packing peanuts, foam packing sheets, bubble wrap, egg cartons, newspapers and magazines, pop tops, aluminum cans, cardboard boxes, corks, plastic bottles, candy wrappers, take out food containers (cleaned),  etc. 
  • Fasteners of all kinds are allowed: glue, wire, string, etc. Machine sewn is also acceptable. Please be sure garments are created to last through the fashion show and the following month long exhibit.
  • You must provide your own dress form, mannequin, or hanger for the exhibition.

All concepts will be juried by a panel of artists to determine acceptance into this year's competition.

Final entries will be judged by a panel of fashion and design professionals at the runway show on September 12th. 

Cash Prizes and trophies will be awarded to winning designers during the fashion show event



To be considered for R2RII you must submit a concept drawing and statement that includes information about your concept and materials you plan to use.

Submissions must be sent to 


No later than 6:00 p.m. on May 15th.

Please read the following guidelines carefully; entries missing any information or containing improperly formatted files will automatically be disqualified.

  • Drawing: sketch, draw, or digitally create your concept so we can understand how it will fit on a person and what materials you will use. Include front and back views and any details you feel are important. You will not be juried on your drawing skills, but your ability to convey your idea. It is important that we can understand how your dress will fit and work on the body as well as support the R2R theme. 
    • JPG files ONLY. Less than 2MB.
  • Written Concept: include with your drawing no more than ONE typed page describing your garment, what materials you will use and how you plan to use them.
    • MS Word files ONLY (.doc or .docx). Limit to one page. Please do not put this text in the body of your email
  • Additional Information Required (include on your MS Word file please):
    • Full Name
    • Address
    • Email Address
    • Phone Number
    • School name (if applicable)
    • For group entries, please designate a team leader and include all info above; list only names and email addresses of additional group members.

Accepted entrants will be allowed to make the necessary adjustments to their designs and materials along the way, however we will ask that you stay within your original concept. If you have any questions regarding concept submissions please contact the R2RII committee at rubbish2runway@gmail.com (any information sent to info@frankisart.com will not be accepted; please directed them as stated above). 

All concepts will be reviewed by a panel of FRANK artists and the R2RII committee and juried based on wearability, concept, plan for materials, and innovative ideas.

Last year's winners (top) and highlights from the fashion show (bottom)

To see images all from the 2013 fashion show on Flickr, click here.