H&M Design Award 2020


H&M wants to find the most promising graduates from the world’s top fashion schools and give them the opportunity to progress their career in fashion. Are you the new design talent we’re looking for? Take the chance and apply for the H&M Design Award. 

The competition is open to graduating 2017 BA or MA students with garment-based collections. All applications must be received by July 31, 2017.

The semi-finalists will be announced on September 22, 2017.

The final will be held in London in the end of November.


The winner will be awarded a prize of €25,000 as well as a six month, paid internship at H&M’s Head Office in Stockholm, working alongside the design team that develops our most fashion-forward collections. In addition, all finalists, including the winner, will be awarded €5,000  for making it to the final.


The paid internship includes a monthly salary, –accomodation in Stockholm and a return flight to Stockholm as well as other benefits. The internship runs from January 2018 to June 2018 and will be tailored for the winner according to their skills and previous experience.

The winner has the option to exchange the internship for a grant of €25,000. The total prize sum will then amount to €50,000.