Self-Nominating Categories

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About The 2024 Self-Nominating Categories

Welcome to the 2024 CAFA Self Nomination categories. This year there are 15 categories open for self nomination. Criteria and submission requirements are listed for each category below once you select the category you are interested in applying for.

THE EMERGING TALENT AWARD, FASHION DESIGN AND ACCESSORY DESIGN

These two Awards will be presented to innovative Canadian designers who are emerging as true creative forces in Canadian fashion. Each Emerging Talent Award winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, mentorship for one year from industry experts in the fields of marketing, Finance, PR, Branding etc. and gain national and international exposure.

DEADLINE JULY 7, 2024


THE WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an outstanding Canadian womenswear designer who has made a significant creative impact in the fashion industry.

DEADLINE JULY 7, 2024


THE MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an outstanding Canadian menswear designer who has made a significant creative impact in the fashion industry.

DEADLINE JULY 7, 2024


THE ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an outstanding Canadian fashion accessory designer who has made a significant creative impact in the fashion industry.

DEADLINE JULY 7, 2024


THE OUTERWEAR BRAND OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an outstanding Canadian outerwear brand who has made a significant impact in the fashion industry.

DEADLINE JULY 7, 2024


FASHION DESIGN STUDENT AWARD will be presented to an exceptional Canadian fashion design student who has recently graduated from a fashion design program.

DEADLINE JULY 7, 2024


THE IMAGE MAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an outstanding Canadian fashion photographer or filmmaker who has made a significant impact within the fashion industry.

DEADLINE JULY 7, 2024


THE STYLIST OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an outstanding Canadian fashion stylist who has made a significant impact within the fashion industry.

DEADLINE JULY 7, 2024


THE FRESH FACE OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an emerging Canadian model who the industry recognizes as one of Canada’s newest and brightest fresh faces.

DEADLINE JULY 7, 2024


THE MODEL OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an outstanding Canadian model who has made a significant impact within the fashion industry.

DEADLINE JULY 7, 2024

THE DIGITAL CREATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to a Canadian fashion or beauty blogger, website or creator that demonstrates a high level of creativity, excellence, and range in content, reporting, and photography.

DEADLINE JULY 7, 2024


MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an innovative Canadian makeup artist who is emerging as a true creative force in the fashion industry.

DEADLINE JULY 7, 2024


HAIR ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented to an innovative Canadian hair artist who is emerging as a true creative force in the fashion industry.

DEADLINE JULY 7, 2024


THE SUSTAINABILITY AWARD will be presented to a Canadian designer, brand or individual that has made a significant impact towards sustainability within the Canadian and/or international community.

DEADLINE JULY 7, 2024