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Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design

ATID Showcase of Excellence

Showcase of Excellence Gallery Exhibit

April 10-19, 2018, William T. Kemper Art Gallery, first floor of the K-State Student Union open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Public Reception, Thursday April 12, 2018, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Showcase of Excellence Runway Show

Thursday, April 12, 2018, McCain Auditorium, K-State Campus, 7 p.m.

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Showcase Submission Deadline

Monday, March 26, 2018, 9 a.m.

Complete the online entry form and submit the actual physical work.  Physical work will be accepted in person, March 26, 8 to 9 a.m. in 251 Justin Hall.  Entries submitted earlier may be sent to Dr. Sherry Haar, 225 Justin Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506 or other arrangements may be made by emailing Dr. Haar at haar@ksu.edu.

Showcase Entry Form K-State Students

Showcase Entry Form Middle/High School Students


The Showcase of Excellence gallery exhibit and runway show are the kick-off events of the annual ATID Student Symposium.  The Showcase events provide current and prospective students the opportunity to show their work to the public and industry professionals.  This year, the symposium focuses on communication and marketing.  The theme is "GET TO THE CRUX."

Showcase Theme: GET TO THE CRUX

The crux is the most important part or essential point of a problem.  It is the basic, central, pivotal, vital, decisive, or critical point.  To get to the crux of a problem we must peel back the layers and find out what something is really about.  It is a brief version of the essential meaning of something.

Each Showcase submission will include one sentence stating the crux of the problem that was addressed in the work being submitted.


Submissions may be any 2D, 3D, or digital work that could be displayed in a gallery exhibition or runway show and represent excellence in research, scholarly and creative activities, and discovery. Entrants may be any current K-State undergraduate or graduate student, Spring or Fall 2017 K-State graduate, or 7th – 12th grade student.

In addition, students may submit work ‘Inspired by Janet Rees’.  This category is in memory in Janet Lee Rees.  Images of apparel representing the donation from Richard D. Rees, will serve as inspiration for submissions in this category.

Janet Lee Rees collection (pdf)

Scholarship Categories

To place K-State student submissions within a scholarly context, submissions will be classified according to Boyer’s (1990) scholarship categories of application, integration, and discovery.  See Description of Boyer’s Scholarship Categories (pdf). In addition to the one-sentence crux statement, each K-State submission will also reveal the scholarly process used for each submission. More specifically, entrants will state the

  1. problem and/or purpose that guided the work,
  2. relevant background or context,
  3. method, process, or techniques utilized, and
  4. contribution of outcome or results to scholarship of application, integration or discovery. 


Each submission will be evaluated by jurors to determine acceptance into the Showcase of Excellence.  The department of ATID may disqualify any entry at any time.  Reasons for non-acceptance or disqualification may include, but are not limited to, lack of citation or inappropriate citation; unacceptable quality, fit, or function; inappropriate for display at a family event; incomplete ensemble or submission; not easily taken on or off or not able to be displayed appropriately.


There will be gallery and runway awards for upper (third-year through graduate) and lower (first- and second-year) division K-State students, and awards for the Inspired by Janet Rees category and 7th-12th grade student submissions.  Number of awards and final award categories will be based upon number and quality of entries.

Entry Preparation

To assist in preparing content for the online entry form, the K-State student’s main requirements are project title, names and contact information of all participants, crux sentence, scholarship category selection, scholarly process statement, image of entry, and entry measurements. The Middle/High School online entry form includes all the above, except for selection of scholarship category and scholarly process statement.  The entry form does have the option to save and continue later.

When submitting the actual physical entry, include a label with student name on all parts.  Garments are to be submitted in a garment bag labeled with student name.  Any item to be returned to the student must labeled with student name.

For more information and updates please contact Hannah Schuh at hannaheb@k-state.edu.

Showcase of Excellence Runway Show

7 p.m., Thurs., April 12, 2018
McCain Auditorium
K-State Campus

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Tickets prices

Reserve in-person at McCain or by calling 785-532-6428.

  • Students, Military, 62 & older: $10
  • Regular: $18
  • 6 & under free

Add'l fees and taxes applied.