Official Rules for Entry

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  • Fashion Design & Textile Design will be judged as separate categories. Each category will have cash scholarship awards: 1st Place $1,000; 2nd Place $750; 3rd Place $500. Other recognition such as Designer’s Choice and Consumers Choice awards may be given based on criteria other than the highest scores.
  • Scholarships will be issued via check in the student’s name. The scholarship may be used for current or future educational expenses at the student’s discretion.
  • The top three winning students in each category and their instructors will be invited to virtually attend the AOA National Education and Fleece Conference and be spotlighted in a future edition of our award-winning national publication Alpacas Magazine.
  • The first-place entries in each category will be invited to construct a prototype garment to be showcased by AOA.


Find out about alpacas: You can research alpacas online at Alpaca Owners Association's (AOA) website Through this site, you can also contact individual alpaca breeders in your area for information and interviews. Information about alpacas and alpaca fiber is also provided on a presentation with the sample kits.

Get alpaca yarn and fabric swatches: Kits containing yarn, fabric samples, roving, plus a PowerPoint presentation about alpacas and alpaca fiber will be supplied to instructors upon request. Please request these materials from the AOA Student Design Competition Coordinator. Sample kits may only be sent to the attention of instructors of participating students.

Contact Information

All questions and requests should be directed to:

Ruth Fuqua
AOA Student Design Competition Coordinator

Download Official Rules for Entry (pdf)