The call for proposals for the second Euro Fashion Award was met with so much interest that the closing date for entries was extended by two weeks. By the application deadline, we had received portfolios by designers from 19 European countries, all in the hope of qualifying for the €60,000 prize. As well as submissions from Central European countries, we were also sent applications from candidates from newer member states and those who wish to join soon. Many submissions have had a very long journey. In the next step, the professional jury will get together at the beginning of the year to select ten collections for the catwalk.