Brigadoon Festival

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Bundanoon Highland Gathering

The Tartan Tribute

A fashion competition for home sewers, fashionistas and seamstresses

To help celebrate the Bundanoon Highland Gathering 40th Anniversary, Brigadoon welcomes the 'Tartan Tribute' parade and competition for individual creatives, home sewers, fashionistas and seamstresses — both male and female!

The challenge is to let your imagination run wild to create a garment/outfit featuring a tartan (or tartans) of your choice — approximately 70% of the garment must be made from tartan — which can be made for a male or female adult. Perhaps you could recycle kilts, ties, picnic blankets — as stated above let your imagination run.

The entrant (or their model) is required to attend the Gathering, and to wear the garment in the morning parade at 9:30am on 1st April 2017 (please be at the assembly point at 9am), and attend the judging panel (at a time and location to be announced) where the winners and prizes will be announced. The Judging Panel will be announced before the event.

The winning garment will receive a prize value of $700 and winners sash, first runner up receives a prize value of $200 and sash and second runner up receives a prize value of $100 and sash. We ask that the winners and runners up to wander the gathering in their garment for the remainder of the day, to promote the event and add to the festive feeling of the gathering.

We also encourage all other entrants/models to wander the gathering before and after the judging panel to add to the fun of the day, taking photos with other attendees/visitors and helping to spread the festive spirit of the day.

The competition is free to enter — all other costs for supplies, transport and accommodation for the weekend are up to the entrant. Entrants will receive complementary entry to Brigadoon. Should the entrant have a model for their garment, the model shall also receive complimentary entry.

Entry requirements and detailed Information

  1. Register your intention of entering by 18th January 2017.
  2. Entrant must model garment at the morning parade walking behind the Tartan Tribute Flag.
  3. This competition is open to any individual regardless of background or experience in sewing and related industries. Garments/outfits entered into the competition must be made by you. Companies are not entitled to submit entries, but individuals from companies can enter as themselves.
  4. Further details of your entry must be received by 1st March 2017, even if the garment is still in progress. We ask this to ensure garments comply to the rules of the competition, and allow time for creators to remedy any non-compliances.
  5. Judging panel will be three people; to be announced a month prior to the event.
  6. As this is the inaugural event, we reserve the right to amend these requirements up to two weeks prior to the event.

Key dates

  • 18th January 2017 – registration of interest by email
  • 1st March 2017 – submission of photos of garment (completed or in progress)
  • 1st April 2017 – The Bundanoon Highland Gathering 'Brigadoon' – parade and judging

More information

Facebook: Brigadoon Tartan Tribute
Instagram: @brigadoontartantribute

Further helpful information:
Visit the websites of The House of Tartans
Tartans are available through them not only in wool, but also polyester, poly/cotton etc. and the Scottish Accessories Shoppe of 25 The Strand, Croydon NSW.

Additional information will be added to this site as it becomes available.

Download the Tartan Tribute entry requirements as a PDF file (38Kb).

Bundanoon District Tartan

The Bundanoon (District) Tartan