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Woolmark Performance Challenge

The Woolmark Performance Challenge is an annual product innovation competition open to tertiary students. It provides an opportunity to apply the unique benefits of Australian Merino wool to innovative new product applications in the sports and performance market. In addition to the student’s individual prize, their institution will also be awarded a cash prize of €10,000, in recognition of their role in developing and supporting the growth of the some of the most innovative minds of the next generation.

The Woolmark Performance Challenge presents an unrivalled opportunity for tertiary students to apply the science and performance benefits of Australian Merino wool to innovative new product applications. This will not only be a unique learning experience for students, but will also provide the winner with a financial reward and potential for further collaboration.

WOOLMARK PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE

MEET THE 2019 WOOLMARK PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE WINNERS

For the first time, two winners were awarded the adidas x Woolmark Performance Challenge at the 2019 final event held in Munich, Germany. The win is set to kick-start the careers of both young designers, praised by a leading panel of judges for their innovative, forward-thinking solutions for the sports market, using Australian Merino wool. From an energy-generating Merino wool base-layer to hidden protection for skaters, this year’s winners and finalists are pushing the boundaries of innovation.

MEET THE WINNERS

To enter the Woolmark Performance Challenge 2020, you must be currently enrolled in tertiary level education. The Challenge is open to all students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, for individual entry only (no team entries will be accepted).

Any student from a collaborating institution may enter the Woolmark Performance Challenge, regardless of your course of study. Woolmark Performance Challenge invites students studying a wide range of specialisms to take part: from product design, industrial design, advanced materials, and performance/product engineering, to textile futures, innovation and new applications and more.

For more information or for tutors/students wishing to participate in the next competition, visit the Woolmark Performance Challenge website.

Latest News
11 Nov 2018
Woolmark Performance Challenge

adidas x Woolmark Performance Challenge winner announced

11 Nov 2018
The inaugural winner of the adidas x Woolmark Performance Challenge competition was announced in Colorado.
30 Jul 2018
Woolmark Performance Challenge

Woolmark Performance Challenge announces 10 finalists for inaugural award along with global expansion

30 Jul 2018
The 10 finalists have been announced for the inaugural edition of the Woolmark Performance Challenge. The next edition will expand to be a global competition
28 Jan 2018
Textile Innovation

The Woolmark Company and adidas present the Woolmark Performance Challenge

28 Jan 2018
The Woolmark Company and adidas partner to launch the Woolmark Performance Challenge: a design competition focusing on the development of innovative products.