American Hat Makers Scholarship Contest 2023

hatsCalling all aspiring fashion designers and students in the clothing/garment industry! We are thrilled to announce the American Hat Makers “Design Your Signature Hat” Scholarship Contest! Whether it’s a trendy fedora, a chic beret, or a classic cowboy hat, the choice is yours!

Scholarship Details

The American Hat Makers company is determined to help bright and dedicated students who are keen on pursuing higher studies in fashion design but could benefit from financial assistance. They have instituted a scholarship to appreciate and acknowledge deserving students by offering award money.

Participants must be currently studying fashion design or pursuing education related to the clothing/garment industry in the USA, Canada, UK, or any location worldwide.

To apply for the scholarship, students must submit a hat design using any medium: sketch, digital graphics, or a combination of both.

Add a brief description (max 100 words) explaining the inspiration behind your design and any unique features.

Submit your entry via email to with the subject line “Hat Design Contest – [Your Name].”

Include your full name, contact information, educational institution, and program of study in the email.

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 29th, 2024

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Contest Criteria

Creativity: How unique and original is your design? Does it stand out from the crowd?

Aesthetic Appeal: Is your design visually pleasing? Does it demonstrate an understanding of fashion and style?

Craftsmanship: How well-executed is your design? Are the details and proportions well-defined?

Relevance: Does your design align with current fashion trends and target a specific audience?

Award Amounts

  • 1st Place: $500 cash prize
  • 2nd Place: $300 cash prize
  • 3rd Place: $200 cash prize

All winners will be mentioned on the American Hat Makers website and social media, and receive a certificate of achievement.

Winners Announcement: Friday, April 5th, 2024

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Hat makers are innovative, creative, and talented professionals. Having an artistic bent and sound knowledge of the latest fashion trends are requirements in the world of hatmaking.

Now’s your chance to unleash your creativity, design the hat of your dreams, and make your mark in the fashion world!

Company History

American Hat Makers is a trustworthy name among hat lovers and headwear enthusiasts. The company has been proudly handcrafting hats in the USA for over 50 years. They believe in superior craftsmanship and traditional skills, just like the hat makers of a bygone era. Every detail, stitch, design choice and material selection is made with conscious and deliberate thought. As the #1 manufacturer of hats in North America, they have won a lot of appreciation and accolades because of their superlative range of hats. These include Fedoras, Cowboy Hats, Top Hats, Hats for Big Heads, Steampunk Hats, and the distinctive Voodoo Hatter Collection.

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