Terms and Conditions for Tencel™ Fashion Competition (Important)

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Tencel™ Fashion Design Competition is organised by Textile & Fashion Industry Training Centre (TaF.tc), and sponsored by Textile & Fashion Federation (Taff), SkillsFuture Singapore, The Lenzing Group, Triologie, and Tailour.
  2. All participants are subject to this Competition’s Terms and Conditions (T&Cs). Non-compliance with or breach of these T&Cs may disqualify a participant at any stage of the Competition, and any prizes won may be forfeited, withheld, withdrawn or reclaimed.

Entry Requirements

  1. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, and be either a Singapore Citizen or a Permanent Resident to qualify for entry into the Competition.
  2. Participants must have the skill in pattern drafting and sewing to qualify for entry into the Competition. Professionals, Designers, Creative talents are all welcome to apply. Participants’ competency will be determined by: 
    • Minimum Nitec Certification in Fashion Design or above from a credible institution
    • WSQ Develop Apparel Patterns Through Drafting and Sew Basic Tops and Skirt (with minimum “O”Level qualification). 
  3. Employees of TaF.tc or any associated company of TaF.tc, their immediate family members, and persons connected with the Competition/ prize draw (i.e. prize sponsors, newsagents, wholesalers and their agents) are not eligible to enter the Competition.
  4. Past graduates and current students of “WSQ Develop Pattern Draft and Sew Dress” are not eligible to enter the Competition.
  5. Past students of the Professional Conversion Programme or the Global Fashion Talent Programme are not eligible to enter the Competition.
  6. By entering the Competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. The Organiser reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all participants.
  7. The Organiser reserves the right to reject any application as it deems appropriate, and to disqualify any participant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the participant has breached any of these T&Cs.
  8. In the event that any participant is disqualified from the Competition, TaF.tc in its sole discretion may decide in whether a replacement should be selected. In this event, the additional participant will be selected based on the same criteria as the original participant and will be subject to these T&Cs.

Entry Fees

  1. An application fee of S$74.90 (inclusive of 7% GST) is payable by every participant to enter the competition. This fee is not eligible for SkillsFuture credit claim and there will be no further funding applied.
  2. It is mandatory for you to complete the full 5 days programme, as failure to do so may result in you being liable for the reimbursement of the SSG grant for the course that you have enrolled.
  3. Once a participant has selected and enrolled into a workshop intake date, the participant will not be able to request for a reschedule, postponement, or any makeup sessions. If the participant wishes to change the intake date, he/she will need to enrol again and make another application fee payment of S$74.90 (inclusive of 7% GST).

Workshop Requirements

  1. Participants must attend a 5-day (44-hour) programme in full to submit their garment for the competition.
  2. Participants must utilise the fabrics, and other materials provided to construct their garments based on the given Competition theme.
  3. Participants must bring their own sewing and drafting kit. Participants will be provided the following: 
    • 1 Bobbin case  
    • 1 bobbin  
    • 2 x Zipper (back zipper/ side zipper) 
    • 2m Printed fabric 
    • 2m solid fabric 
    • 1 set of hook & eye 
    • 1m interfacing
  4. Training protocol: 
    • The trainer will give advice on the construction of the dress solely based on the participant’s sketch. 
    • The trainer will not give any comments on the design or aesthetic of the design. Any changes that the participant makes during the course will be solely based on their own decision. 
    • Participants MUST complete the sewing of the dress during training hours to be eligible for the competition. Incomplete dresses will immediately be disqualified.  
  5. Participants may be disqualified if they do not satisfy any of the requirements specified above.
  6. TaF.tc reserves the right to withdraw Participants from the competition for non-attendance or non-adherence to scheduled workshop dates and times.
  7. TaF.tc will not be held responsible for any liabilities, financial or otherwise, or in making any other form of compensation in the event of any changes to the venue, date, or cancellation of the competition and/or its related event(s) due to any unforeseen circumstances. 


  1. Competition judges shall review and select 10 winning designs, which will be launched on www.tailour.co on a pre-order basis. Production will begin once the pre-order hits 20 pieces. Proceeds from the sale of each product will be split between the prize winner and Tailour. Details on the revenue split will be stipulated in the final contract. 
  2. The judges will be selecting 3 winners amongst the 10 shortlisted designs. 
  3. TaF.tc reserves the right, at any time in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute, withdraw, add to or alter the prizes offered without notice to the participants. 
  4. TaF.tc will endeavour to administer the prizes on and at the advertised date, time, venue, and by mode as advertised, but reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to conduct the prize by another mode in such circumstances as TaF.tc may deem appropriate. 
  5. TaF.tc reserves the exclusive rights to the intellectual property of all participants’ designs and prototypes. We reserve the rights to use all pictures, videos, and related materials arising from the competition in all future marketing collaterals.


  1. By entering the Competition, each participant agrees that: 
    • any and all personal data submitted may be collected, used and/or disclosed to TaF.tc for various purposes, including to communicate with the participant for purposes related to the Competition, and such other purposes TaF.tc may reasonably deem appropriate, or in relation to which the participant has otherwise provided TaF.tc with consent;
    • TaF.tc may collect, use, disclose and share amongst themselves and their respective service providers, the participant’s personal data, including the photographs or audio-video or other recordings of these participants (“Material”) for publicity and/or use in advertisements across all media, including, without limitation, in TaF.tc’s publications, presentations, promotional materials on their websites and in ads, in its original or edited format, and whether to promote the Competition or otherwise without further notification, remuneration or compensation; and 
    • the copyright and all other intellectual property rights in and to all Material shall vest solely and absolutely in TaF.tc without further compensation.  
  2. Participants shall not, without the prior approval of TaF.tc, speak to the press or any other media nor give any interviews or comments relating to the Competition. 
  3. TaF.tc and TaF.tc’s partners and/or sponsors for the Competition shall not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss), damage, personal injury or death in connection with the Competition, or any prize, except any liability that cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law). If applicable, all warranty claims in regards to a prize should be directed to the applicable manufacturer. Except to the extent that they may not be excluded by law, no representations, warranties, terms or conditions that are not expressly stated in these terms and conditions apply to the Competition nor in respect of the prizes and all implied warranties are excluded, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of any of the prizes.