Each competitor creates a tutu masterpiece in two and a half days with materials provided by North Carolina ballet costume shop and online retailer

First, Second and Third Place prizes are awarded by a distinguished panel of ballet industry judges. 

Competition updates will be published online on the Facebook Page.

Contest Details!

June 17-20, 2018

Jackson, Mississippi

Only One Opening Left!

$200 Entry Fee. First Prize $ 1,000



Wednesday, June 20th, 2pm

Atrium of the Mississippi Arts Center. Free Admission.

Hosted by the International Ballet Competition &

Online at beginning May 2018 & Thalia Mara Theatre June 10-23, 2018

Tutus, Costumes, Choreography & Other ballet-related items!

All competing tutus are featured alongside tutus of current ballet costume designers, vintage tutus and designs at the Project Tutu Fashion Show attended by world-renowned ballet directors and choreographers, dancers and balletomanes.

This popular event is historically standing-room only. This year we hope to stream live.

Watch Online!

@TUTU.COMOFFICIAL and the IBC host a silent auction of professional ballet costumes and services to raise funds for a dance scholarship. We are currently collecting donations. Auction items will be on display in the Thalia Mara Theatre Lobby and online at

The Scholarship Fund is administered by the IBC and awarded to a participant in financial need.

Consider donating!


Project Tutu is a Tutu Design Competition modeled after the famed "Project Runway." It is sponsored by and the International Ballet Competition (IBC), Jackson. Amateur and professional Tutu-makers from all over the world are invited to Jackson, MS to compete for the prizes and be featured in the renowned Project Tutu Fashion Show. Ballet-lovers can participate in our online "People's Choice" voting contest and shop our scholarship silent auction for extraordinary costumes & services. Ballet & Fashion collide for this celebrated event every four years. Don't miss our next event June 2018!

Get Noticed! Feature YOUR Tutu in the 2018 Project Tutu Fashion Show

Win the opportunity to have YOUR Tutu featured in Project Tutu’s 2018 Fashion Show at the USA-IBC in Jackson, MS. A panel of 3 professional ballet costume designers will chose our First Place Winner and Runner-Up. Our People’s Choice Winner will be chosen by online vote. Each Winner receives a $250 gift certificate from Tutu.Com to create their next tutu masterpiece! Contest runs March 1 - 30th, 2018. ENTRY FORM & GALLERY