Everything you need to know before you apply.
There is no financial cost to enter the PETE Prize competition, only the investment of your time.
Yes, the PETE Prize is open to all students across the college who satisfy the eligibility requirements.
Applicants must be currently enrolled at FIT as a full-time or part-time student. This includes: undergraduates expecting Bachelors or Associates degrees as of Spring 22 and Fall 22, graduate students, and non-matriculated students, including CCPS enrollees, with 3-5 years of professional experience. Please note: Fall 21 graduates may apply!International students are eligible to apply and subject to comply with all applicable governmental requirements, such as visas.Eligible applications include business and concept for-profit business proposals which have a focus on art, business, design, mass communication and technology connected to the fashion industry.Start-up businesses are eligible for inclusion in applications as for-profit ventures if the company has earned less than $10,000 in funding, historically.
Please submit your application through the PETE Prize website. Digital submissions only, no paper please.
Yes – alumni who graduated in December of 2021 are eligible to be considered for the competition.
Teams can be from 1-3 people. Yes, one person qualifies as a team.
Yes. The business name is at your discretion and your team will determine the cost/benefit of changing the business name mid-competition.
The format of the PETE Prize is a jury picked merit award competition.
Please submit your application via the PETE’s Prize website only
Yes. The confirmation email lets you know that the application is successfully uploaded, not whether the application entry is accurately completed.
Yes. You may update your application content through the April 15 application deadline.
No. The 10 teams selected to compete in the first round will be announced by April 20, 2022.
No. Please choose the idea that you are most passionate about and believe has the greatest business viability at application time.
Everyone must submit a written application, videos are optional.