ITS ARTWORK was created in 2014 with the Main Partner SWATCH - defined many times as “the biggest art gallery on the wrist” - to discover the most artistic-oriented young talents and challenge them with the production of a unique work of art, based on an artistic brief. The fashion, accessories and jewelry contestants of the fifteenth edition ITS 2016 were all potential candidates for ITS ARTWORK. The content of their portfolios were evaluated by a Jury made of the most respected experts in this field, who selected the finalists that will come to Italy to display their brainchild in a dedicated exhibition. 

Swatch provided a support of €500 to all the ITS ARTWORK Finalists in the production of their items (for their special projects). The winner of the SWATCH Award received a cash prize of €10,000 and a six-month paid experience at the Swatch LAB in Zurich. In addition, an extra award was delivered, offering a 3-month residency at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai. The ITS ARTWORK Award winner received a cash prize of €10,000. ITS and Swatch were fascinated by the finalists and their vision, and by seeing the facet of their creativity closer to art.

Discover the winners.

The deadline to enrol was 24 March. Applications for ITS 2016 are closed. Come back to this page in January 2017 to apply for the next edition!

You can click on the entry requirements box below to have a look at what was required from the 2016 contestants. Your next chance to apply will be in January 2017!