This week, registration officially opens for all students planning to take part in this year’s Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture fashion competition. With secondary schools now open after the Christmas break, budding designers have until the 21st January 2019 to enter this year’s cutting-edge couture competition.
Students can register and submit their creations on the website https://junkkouture.com/ or on the online app https://app.junkkouture.com/student/register. The judging panel will reveal who gets through to the regional finals in early February.
Our new judge – radio presenter, comedian and social media personality – Doireann Garrihy is particularly excited to see what innovative designs the classes of 2019 have to offer:
“It’s my first year on the judging panel, I have always been in awe of the talent, passion and creativity shown by the students through the years. I can’t wait to see this year’s entries. The countdown is on now so make sure you register on time!”
Now in its ninth year, thousands of secondary school students enter the competition each year from the five regions; North, South, East, West and Dublin. The regional finals will take place in these areas during the first week in March. Last year saw a record number of applicants with over 1,500 designs entered which were whittled down to just 80 finalists. The grand final of Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2019 will take place on 2nd May in the 3Arena. Who will be crowned the winner for 2019?
And just to remind students what this year’s judges are looking for here is a peak of last year’s winner ‘MOO’ from Our Lady’s Bower!
Student Registration opens: 7th January 2019
Student Registration closes: 21st January 2019
Additional information: Information booklets have been sent out to schools across Ireland and Northern Ireland. View the handbook for 2019 here: https://junkkouture.com/app/uploads/2018/10/jk-handbook-2018.pdf
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Regional and Final Show dates:
East – The Helix: 4th March
Grand Final – 3Arena: 2nd May