Rising Tide from Scoil Chríost Rí, one of the ten Laois finalists in last year's Junk Kouture
Junk Kouture 2018 has got a new Registration and Voting App, set to make it much easier to enter the prestigious national art and fashion competition, and to vote for your favourite outfit.
The app is available now in the App store, and entrants can register from today.
The organisers say that 'The Junk Kouture App' serves as a platform for students and teachers to register their designs, simplifying the entry process, whilst keeping everyone abreast of news and happenings. In addition the App can be used by everyone to vote for their favourite design.
Prior to this, students uploaded their design via the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture website. That is still an option, however from today on students will be able to enter in minutes by downloading the App from the App store and following the simple instructions (click here for details).
Registration closes on January 22 so make sure you get your design in on time. The judging panel will reveal who gets through to the regional finals on February 8.
All designs selected for the regional finals are picked by a panel of judges, however this year, budding fashionistas have one more chance after the judges’ decision, to win a place in the regional final with the introduction of a public vote.
Junk Kouture has announced that the public can use the App to vote for their favourite design. This will enable one extra student from each of the regions to make it to the next round. Voting will take place through the Junk Kouture App from 12-16th February and winners will be announced on February 17.
Last year ten out of 17 Laois entries won a place in the Regional final, and three, all from Scoil Chríost Rí in Portlaoise, won a place in the Grand Final.
Last year saw a record number of nationwide applicants with over 1,300 designs entered, whittled down to 80 for the grand final in the 3Arena. This year the final takes place on April 19. www.boijunkkouture.com