The organiser of the international competition for young designers, Admiralty Needle, is the St. Petersburg State University of Technology and Design.The university headmaster, Professor Alexey V. Demidov, is the patron of the competition.Awards are given in various categories, such as children’s fashion, womenswear, eveningwear, sportswear or menswear, after a five-day finals period.The award ceremony takes place in alternating venues in St. Petersburg as part of a major fashion show. CPM supports this competition by offering the winner in a category free one-time participation in the trade fair.