Enter or Vote March 1st - 24th!

Tutu.com is searching for aspiring tutu designers with fresh ideas! Win the opportunity to have YOUR Costume featured in Project Tutu’s 2023 Fashion Show at the USA-IBC in Jackson, MS on June 21, 2023. A panel of professional ballet costume designers will choose our First Place Winner. Our People’s Choice Winner will be chosen by online vote. Each Winner receives a $250 gift certificate from Tutu.Com to create their next tutu masterpiece!

Our First Place Winner's costume will be featured alongside the Winner of "Project Tutu" Design Competition, the only professional tutu competition in the world, as well as tutus of current ballet costume designers, vintage tutus and Tutu.com designs. The Project Tutu Fashion Show is attended by world-renowned ballet directors and choreographers, dancers and balletomanes. This popular event is historically standing-room only. This year we hope to stream live from the Tutu.com Facebook Page.

Learn more about Project Tutu at tutu.com/pages/project-tutu.


Must be 18 years or older by March 1, 2023 and be proficient with the sewing techniques needed to make a coordinating tutu skirt (classical, bell or romantic) and bodice. You must have made the costume you enter. Our First Place Winner must be able to send it to Tutu.Com in Charlotte, NC to be taken to Jackson by no later than May 10, 2023. We will take care of your costume and ship it back to you after the show. This contest is open to both professionals and aspiring professionals both of whom are not yet well-known in the professional ballet community. 

To Enter:

Follow @tutu.comofficial on Facebook and Instagram. Visit our online contest at https://tutu.com/pages/project-tutu-new-designer-search-contest, beginning on March 1, 2023, and anytime through March 24th, 2023 and complete an entry form. You must submit two photographs of your costume design, and one photograph of yourself. Photographs do not have to be professional images, however, must be clear and costume photos must show the whole costume. The costume can be displayed either on a dress form or on a dancer. If on a dancer, one shot should be of the dancer standing still in a ballet pose such as first or fifth position. The second shot can be of the dancer performing, but the tutu must be clearly visible. The picture of the designer can be a simple headshot or full body.  It also does not have to be a professional photograph. Your headshot will not be included in the online gallery, however it may be used in a social media spotlight post. Once entered, a confirmation screen will pop up with links to share your entry with friends and family. Encourage them to vote for your shot as our People’s Choice Prize!


Contest runs Wednesday, March 1 - Friday, March 24, 2023. Our finalists & People’s Choice winner will be announced Friday, March 31, 2023.  Our first place winner will be announced Wednesday, April 5th. Our first place winner will be chosen by a panel of professional designer judges put together by Tutu.com. In the event the First Place winner can not fulfill the responsibilities of the contest, an alternate winner among the finalists will be chosen. The People’s Choice winner will be chosen from our remaining contestants and be awarded according to the total of their online votes (the total of both of their design photos) by 8:00pm EST on March 24, 2023. Votes are limited to one vote per valid email per photo - vote for all your favorites! Voters email addresses are used for vote validation only, reducing the likelihood of fraudulent activity. We do not contact voters. 

We will contact winners by phone and email the last week of March to finalize arrangements. If the first place winner is not able to fulfill the rules of the contest, he/she will forfeit the title, prize and fashion show opportunity and an alternate from the judge’s finalists becomes the winner.