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Judging and Entry Criteria

  • Garment must be of sound construction and safe to wear.
  • When designing your work, remember it is to be exhibited in a choreographed staging, therefore construction is important - it must be of quality.
  • Short explanation to accompany entry - what materials were used in creation and the construction process - LIMITED TO 100 WORDS - no long stories please.
  • All entries will be considered at preliminary judging. You will be notified of acceptance into show.
  • Garments must be available in dressing areas between rehearsal and show for judges to inspect.
  • Entries will be finally judged during the show.
  • Winners will be will announced and prizes awarded at the conclusion of the Evening Performance. Please stay in costume until the prizes have been awarded. School categories will be announced at the conclusion of the first half of the evening performance.
  • All entries are modelled. One model per entry. Support will be provided by the organising committee (Limited backstage space)
  • The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Wearable Creations CHB Garments are judged on design concept-relationship to chosen category, use of materials, artistic excellence and workmanship. Style, proportion, balance and fit.
  • Entrants-Model must be available at the Municipal Theatre from 10.00am on the 2nd September 2017 for instruction and rehearsal.
  • Garment cannot be altered or added to once entry is submitted.
  • BPW reserves the right to use images of any and all entries and the use of the winning entry for BPW promotional purposes.

Meet the helloworld Wearable Creations Central Hawke's Bay Judges

Brenda Haldane

Brenda has been living  in the farming community of Waipukurau in Central Hawke’s Bay all her life but has very recently moved to Havelock North. She has been involved in the arts for a very large part of her life. She is a working artist when time allows and a member of many art initiatives. In the early years she served on the local Arts Council and at that time was also part of organising the current Waipukurau Combined Arts venue and then the widely known Central Hawke’s Bay group Weta (We Encourage The Arts)

Out of Weta came the beginnings of the Norsewear Art Award with the help of generous local sponsorship. In time, this became a well respected National Award and ran very successfully for 21 years with work being sent from all over New Zealand and occasionally off – shore. It encompassed a wide range of mediums including painting, glass, ceramics and fibre arts. It was staged in Waipukurau for the first 15 years and then was moved to a larger and higher profiled venue in Hastings.

National and International judges were employed for the selection of works and a very high standard was expected and attained. Many artists gained recognition and substantial monetary rewards from the exposure that selection afforded and mention is made on many a notable CV. Brenda was coordinator/convenor of this award for the 21 years of it’s existence.


Kevin Annand

Kevin was born and educated in CHB but moved away at an early stage. While art was always on Kevin’s horizon, it was mostly in the “I am too busy for that” basket. A move back to CHB 16 years ago, to a community he found had such a depth of artistic talent in so many areas, was for him the catalyst for his artistic awakening. Already a competent Watercolourist, Kevin very quickly became involved with Electra Galley in Waipukurau, as a volunteer, on the management team, a committtee member (chairman for a number of years), and still there making things happen.

Kevin founded the Centralines Art Extravaganza which was run by Electra and originally held at the Civic Theatre, it soon morphed into CHB The Festival where the Art Extravaganza has become the largest selected art exhibition in Hawkes Bay, he is one of the selectors and coordinators for that annual event and was a founding festival committee member for many years. www.thefestival.org.nz  Kevin was delighted when invited to be one of the adjudicators for the Wine Country Quilts Exhibition, held biannually at Pukeora Estate, which is also the venue of CHB The Festival, and likewise looks forward to the upcoming involvement with Wearable Creations.

“I believe that small communities survive by the involvement of its people, my passion for art is my means of giving in a positive way to the people of CHB”


Emma McCutcheon

Emma is Central Hawkes Bay born and raised. She went to CHB college and carried on to achieve a Batchelor of Design in Fashion from Massey University in Wellington. Emma has worked in the design rooms for popular NZ fashion designers such as KILT and Andrea Moore before doing a 2 year stint in London where she worked as a design Scout for an online based company who promoted emerging designers. Emma has recently returned home and is looking forward to creating something of her own.