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SAVE YOUR SPOT!!! 2024 Fashion Show Participant Registration

  2. The Permian Basin Recycle Fashion Show is an event presented by Keep Odessa Beautiful. It is intended to inspire, preserve and protect the environment by promoting waste reduction materials through fashion.
  3. The designer's full application must be submitted by Sept. 29th 2023. Your work must be completed and ready to wear for pre-judging and a MANDATORY run-through by Oct. 13th 2023. The date, time, and location of the mandatory run through is TBD. I have read and understand all requirements of the contract and agree to the rules & regulations listed. Keep Odessa Beautiful is not responsible for any damages that may occur with my garments, accessories, and/or props. By signing this contract, I understand I am making a commitment and must give a 72-hour notice if I cannot participate.

    Rules, Regulations, And Guidelines:

    You will receive an email with the updated rules, regulations, and deadlines no later than August 2, 2024. But please mark your calendars and save these important dates below.

    Entry Fee:
    There is a $25 design entry fee to participate in the Recycle Fashion Show.

    Mail check to: 

    Keep Odessa Beautiful 

    119 W. 4th Street, Suite 203

    Odessa, TX  79760

    Credit card payment using link below:

    PayPal Giving Fund

    Entry Deadline: Your full application must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2024.

    NOTE: No entries after this date will be accepted.

    Online Design Portfolio: Your online design portfolio is REQUIRED and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2024. 

    2024 Recycle Fashion Show: Saturday, October 19 at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

    Who may enter: 

    Youth Designer: 8-12 years of age.

    Junior Designer: 13-15 years of age.

    Intermediate Designer: 16-18 years of age.

    Group Entry: 2 or more designers (ages do not apply)

    Adult Designer: 19+ years of age.

    Designers and models must be 8 years of age or older. All participants 17 years old and younger MUST have a parent/guardian signature of consent to participate. 


    Contestants will be judged on how they best display the ability to "reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle, and/or upcycle items and materials.

    Judging criteria:  

    1.    50% (minimum) recycled/upcycled materials or reused/repurposed items that otherwise would end up in our landfills.

    2.    Design- Remember, higher scores are given for pieces that are designed entirely by you and created from scratch. 

    3.    Your piece will be judged on the following areas of execution; Sustainability, Design, Fashion, and Art. 

    Online Design Portfolio:  Will be required to be submitted through the online link that will be provided to you by the KOB Office.

    1.    Title of design

    2.    List of materials used

    3.    Design sketch

    4. 30-second video (modeling design and a  short bio)

    5.    2 pictures - front and back

    The 8th Annual Recycle Fashion Show 

    Designers will design, and model will model their wearable art piece. (Designer can also be the model.) The location and time of the pre-judging and mandatory rehearsal TBD. The rehearsal and prejudging date is Friday, October 11, 2024, more information to come regarding the place & time.

        Materials used in the construction of garments MUST be out of materials that can be recycled (#1-7). 

        Designers may use materials for construction such as glue, tape, dyes, marker, staples, thread, zippers, elastic, wire, string, Velcro, boning, buckram, grommets, laces, starch, paint, etc.

        Recycled fabric may only be used as a lining that does not show. The usage of new material should not overpower your total garment. Footwear made from recyclable material is preferred; however, street shoes are acceptable. Shoes must be safe to walk in. 

        Garments must be constructed well enough to fit the model and hold together for the stage show. (Models are strongly encouraged to wear comfortable clothes underneath recycled garment).

        Designs cannot be suggestive in design or expose body areas usually covered by clothing in a multi-age environment. Appropriate underclothing is also required

        Designers may wear the garment or may choose a model to wear the garment and walk the runway.

        Originality and creativity are encouraged. 

        Designs must be made of at least 50% recycled materials or reused/repurposed items that otherwise would end up in our landfills.

        Please ensure that materials used in fashion pieces are safe for yourself and the public.

    Garment Creation/Material Suggestions: 

        Consider how items can be cut, folded, molded, knotted, shredded, stitched, woven or

    reconstructed to make an outfit or specific sections within the design.

        Scraps of textiles or tiles

        Recyclables: paper, plastics, aluminum, steel, cardboard, magazines, books, or phone books

        Beverage bottle caps or six-pack rings

        Burlap or plastic bags

        Old toys or games pieces

        Packaging materials

        Found outdoor objects – pine cones, sticks, rocks, flowers, etc.

        Food containers (cleaned out/sanitized)

        Anything found in the garbage or recycling bin (cleaned/sanitized)

    Ideas for Finding Materials:

        Ask friends/neighbors to collect materials such as plastic grocery bags for you

        Shrink wrap – any grocery or department store

        Any manufacturing industry, business, or corporation

        Canvas scraps – canvas bag industry

        Misc. fabrics – garment industry, upholstery shops, interior designers, carpet samples, etc.

        Burlap bags – coffee roasters

        Silver plastic coffee bags – Coffee Shops


    Means to Attach Materials:

    We encourage the use of environmentally-friendly glues, dyes, paints, resins, etc., and advise contestants to be mindful of the weight of materials being used in the finished product. Suggested items include: 

        Hot glue gun or crazy glue

        Machine or hand sewing

        Packing or duct tape

        Safety pins or stapes

        Weaving, braiding, lacing, crocheting, or knitting materials

        Paper clips or rubber bands

        Natural adhesives – rice, flour with water mixture, or milk/vinegar/baking soda mixture.

  4. Electronic Signature Agreement
    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
  5. RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY For the Purposes of this Release and Waiver of liability agreement, Keep Odessa Beautiful refers to Keep Odessa Beautiful, Inc. Undersigned refers to the individual volunteering with Keep Odessa Beautiful and the Volunteer’s parent or guardian if the volunteer is less than 18 years of age. The Undersigned freely, voluntarily, and without duress executes this Release under the following terms: In consideration of the acceptance of this entry by Keep Odessa Beautiful in the above project/event, we, the Undersigned, individually and on behalf of our minor child/children, administrators and assigns, release, forever discharge, and hold harmless Keep Odessa Beautiful, its officers, director, employees, agents, successors, and assigns from any and all liability or claims that the Undersigned (or the Undersigned’s heirs or assigns) may have against Keep Odessa Beautiful with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from the Undersigned’s activities with Keep Odessa Beautiful. THE UNDERSIGNED UNDERSTANDS AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE CLAIMS BEING RELEASED HEREIN INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS, IF ANY, BASED ON OR IN ANYWAY RELATED TO THE NEGLIGENCE OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OF KEEP ODESSA BEAUTIFUL OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTOR, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS. The Undersigned also understands that Keep Odessa Beautiful does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health, or disability insurance in the event of injury or illness. The Undersigned releases and forever discharges Keep Odessa Beautiful from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first aid, treatment, or service rendered in connection with the Undersigned’s activities with Keep Odessa Beautiful. The Undersigned further attests and verifies that they have full knowledge of the risks involved in the project/event, that they individually assume those risks on behalf of themselves and their minor children, and that they will individually without limitations, assume and pay any medical and/or emergency expenses in the event of an accident, injury, illness or other incapacity, regardless of whether they have authorized such expenses. Photographic Release: The Undersigned hereby grants and conveys to Keep Odessa Beautiful, successors, and assigns, all right, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by Keep Odessa Beautiful during the Undersigned’s activities with Keep Odessa Beautiful, including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs and recordings. Texas Law: The Undersigned expressly agrees that this Release and Waiver of Liability is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Texas and that it shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. Furthermore, the Undersigned expressly agrees that if any one or more of the provisions contained in this Release and Waiver of Liability are held to be invalid, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of this Waiver and Release of Liability, which shall otherwise continue to be enforceable. By clicking, "I agree" below you consent that you do hereby assume all risks of injury, which may result from my and my child/children’s participation in the program, and of loss or damage to personal property arising out of or incident to the above-mentioned activity. I further testify that I understand the program of activities in which I and my child/children propose to engage in, have carefully read and understood this Waiver and Indemnity Agreement, and sign this Agreement of my own free will. With this knowledge, I assume whatever risk such activities may entail or accrue to my person, child/children, property, or equipment.
  6. Electronic Signature Agreement
    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
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