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Steampunk runway competition

The Steampunk Runway event

The fun was on Saturday 2 August 2014 at 7pm, with a rehearsal for participants will be held on Friday 1 August.

Check out our photos of the show.

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Find out about the competition

Bring a blast from the past back into the light and win! Pick up a needle/hammer/clockwork and create your own vision of steampunk fashion.

Competition closing date was Thursday 31 July 2014

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The Steampunk Runway event

The fun began on Saturday 2 August 2014 at 7pm, with a rehearsal for participants will be held on Friday 1 August.

The event was free and all were welcome to come along. There were market stalls operating in the foyer.

How to enter the competition

To enter, print and fill in an entry form and drop it in to South Christchurch Library, 66 Colombo Street, Beckenham, or email your entry by Thursday 31 July.

Check the terms and conditions.

The following categories were open:

Steampunk fashion competition for Years 9 to 13

If you’re Year 9 to 13, a Christchurch City Libraries member, and full of ideas – or just want to strut your stuff down a catwalk – South Christchurch Library is holding a fashion extravaganza with lords and ladies, lads and ladettes dressed to kill in their own special ensembles.

Steampunk an everyday object - all ages

If fashion is not your thing, we also have a ‘Steampunk’ an everyday object category which challenges the engineers or technically-minded among us. Simply take an object such as a cell phone, laptop, lamp (or even a toaster!) and jazz it up with cogs, levers, wires – anything to make it look ‘punked’. Or create your own version of a steampunked everyday object with bonus points if it still works!

NEW! Open category fashion catwalk - all ages

There is an additional “OPEN” category, limited to the first 20 entrants.

Steampunk resources

If you’re stuck on just what steampunk is, or the ideas aren’t flowing, check out the resources available at Christchurch City Libraries.

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See photos of our Steampunk Display at South Library.

Steampunk display

Competition terms and conditions

By entering this competition you accept the following terms and conditions:

  1. To enter this competition, as an individual or team, you must be between year 9 and year 13 and a member of Christchurch City Libraries. We may request proof of membership and your age.
  2. Entries are limited to one entry per person or team per category only.
  3. You must supply all required contact details.
  4. Entries must be your own work. By submitting your entry you agree that you are the creator of the work and hold copyright.
  5. If we feature your work online we will do so under a Creative Commons licence. If you are a winner, your design may be used for display purposes for a limited time and you agree to be interviewed and photographed for The Pulse website and consent to your name, photograph, image and/or interview being used for reasonable publicity purposes by Christchurch City Libraries.
  6. The competition ends at the finale of the catwalk runway event on Saturday 2 August 2014 and the judge’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into and prizes are not transferable.
  7. Competition entry forms must be submitted by business close, Thursday 31 July 2014 to:
    South Library,
    Steampunk Competition
    66 Colombo Street
    Christchurch 8022.
    or email competition@christchurchcitylibraries.com