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Nail the Runway

Nail the Runway is a construction-based fashion show with a twist. Auction items coming soon!

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Returning March 19th, 2022!

Nailed It!

Nail the Runway is an annual gala like no other, featuring fashion designed by members of the community using construction materials. Every look must use raw building materials such as tile, wood, landscaping fabric, hardware or any other material you might use in a building project. The only other limit is your imagination!

All proceeds directly benefit the home construction program at Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity.


Having A Ball

Nail the Runway has doubled in size since its launch in 2017 and this year we’re moving to the Swiftel Center so more people can join in the celebration. We invite you to our Black and White Ball, featuring the runway show, a silent auction, food and drink, and more. Formal wear is encouraged; fun is guaranteed. 

This event always sells out. Be sure to buy your tickets as soon as they come on sale!

This Year's Details

Date: March 19, 2022

Location: Swiftel Center, Brookings, SD

Entry Deadline: January 10, 2022

Design Element: Tile

Gala Theme: Black and White

Another Way To Give...

If fashion isn’t your thing, there are other ways to support this event and your Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity. Consider donating an item, service, outing, or experience to the auction. Sponsor the evening, or purchase tickets to attend the event.


Calling All Creatives

Looking for a fun activity with friends or family? A team-building event for your company? A chance to showcase your crafting skills? No experience necessary—all are welcome to submit their designs. This year’s design element theme is: TILE.

What you need to know:

Entry Details

  • At least 50% of the designed outfit must be made using raw building materials (tile, glass, wood, metal, nails, landscaping materials, wallpaper or anything you might utilize in the construction of a home. Unacceptable items would include items that would not normally stay in a home when sold, such as furniture, curtains, tools, bedding, etc.) 
  • Non-visible portions of your design are not required to be construction-related materials and do not count toward percentage. 
  • Please visit www.brookingshabitat.org for past design examples. 
  • All materials costs are the responsibility of the designer or design team. The ReStore is a great source for deals! 
  • TAKE PHOTOS!! Submit photos during the construction process, please! 
  • No paints, oversprays, or flammables are allowed to be brought on-premises. 
  • Designers must supply their own models. 
  • Award-winning designers agree to allow their designs to be used to promote future shows. 
  • All designs must include the featured design element: Tile 
  • Receive a $25 gift certificate to the ReStore for supplies for your design if registered by November 5th, 2021 


  1. Best use of Design Element
  2. Most Innovative Use of Materials
  3. Most Wearable
  4. People's Choice
  5. Best in Show

Judging Criteria

  1. 50% of visible materials must be construction materials
  2. Must contain the feature design element: TILE
  3. The creativity of the design
  4. Overall Appearance
  5. Unique use of design elements

Sponsor this unique and exciting event! Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity’s Nail the Runway Gala and Fashion Show is an event like no other! 

Nail the Runway is a showcase of the creativity and resourcefulness of the Brookings community while raising both awareness of the critical and persistent need for affordable housing, and funds for Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity. 

Sponsorship Levels

  • Diamond Sponsor: $7500 - 2 Tables
    At the Diamond level, you receive special recognition from the stage, your logo on all social and print media, on our website, and mentions on all broadcast promotions, and two reserved tables at the event (six tickets per table). The event will be known as “Nail the Runway, sponsored by... YOU!"
  • Emerald Sponsor: $5000 - 1 Table
    At the Emerald level, you receive special recognition from the stage, with your logo on all appropriate print media, and on our website, as well as mentions on broadcast and social media offerings, and one reserved table at the event (six tickets per table).
  • Ruby Sponsor: $2500
    At the Ruby level, you receive special recognition from the stage, and your logo on social media and print offerings, and on our website.
  • Sapphire Sponsor: $500
    At the Sapphire level, you receive special recognition from the stage, on social media, and your logo on our website. 
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