Karibu 2020 goes online

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the live show to 2021. But Karibu 2020 is not canceled and we’re going online instead!

This year, we invite New American models from the community to submit fashion shots to compete on our virtual Karibu runway. To win one of 3 cash prizes ($200, $150, $100), they must get the most votes from the community. We’ll announce the winners on June 27!

Can I be a Karibu virtual model?

Yes, if you meet these 3 conditions:

  • You’re 18 or older
  • You have been a Vermont resident for at least 6 months
  • You are a New American (that is, if you or your parents were born outside of the US).

What do I wear?

Think about what it means to you to dress traditionally, or to incorporate tradition in your outfits. Then raid your closet, get dressed and snap a shot!

How do I submit my fashion shot?

You can upload your photo here directly, or you can submit one photo or short video using facebook, Instagram, or email until May 31.

Participation is free, but if you want to show your love, you can make a small donation! We suggest $5 per entry, or more if you are able.

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How does the vote work?

We will review all submissions to make sure that they are appropriate for Karibu. Then we’ll add the fashion shots to the virtual runway. Friends, family, and neighbors will be invited to vote between June 1 and June 25. If you win enough votes, you’ll win one of 3 cash prizes.