THE BEST OF MANCHESTER AWARDS 08 – Fashion award now open for entries

The Best of Manchester is back. The annual competition that celebrates innovation in art, music and fashion is now open for entries.


Organised by Urbis, led by Peter Saville and judged by a panel of industry experts, the Best of Manchester spotlights the work of Manchester`s creative professionals. There is no age limit, no hype and no rules: just the best creative thinking by the best creatives working in Manchester today.

Anyone working in music, art and fashion – and who lives or works in Manchester – can enter. The prize? The chance to have work judged by a panel of industry experts, long-term professional development, a one-off cash prize and an exclusive exhibition at Urbis.

Last year`s Best of Manchester celebrated the kind of cutting-edge creativity for which Manchester has long been renowned, from a musical based on the life of Jackson Pollock to Art Deco-inspired commercial design. The three categories – music, art and fashion – are deliberately broad, with judges looking for entries that blur boundaries, mix disciplines and demonstrate real creative innovation.

How to enter
Find out more and enter online at and

Deadline for entries: 30 June
Exhibition at Urbis: 8 August – 28 September

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