The two stunning Laois creations battling for the coveted Lifeline to the Junk Kouture Regional Final
It is neck and neck for two Laois student teams today, on the last day of the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Lifeline vote.
Already 11 Laois entries have qualified for the Eastern Regional Final, on March 5 in The Helix, when 79 stunning creations by secondary school students will be modelled on stage.
The single Lifeline public vote, to be announced tonight, gives an extra place to one dress across the Eastern region, and it looks like a Laois team might snap it up.
Online public voting has been building all this week.
In recent days, the Mountrath Community School entry 'Frida Colour' looked like it would win the vote for the region. The colourful paper dress is made from recycled paper swatches, by Liam Cleary, Erin Byrne and Alicia Byrne.
However today a flurry of votes for a Mountmellick community School design by Ava Rowney and Suzie Manzya (modelling) has seen it scoop number one position, with 3.12k votes at Friday lunchtime.
'Curtain Call', an elegant dress made from old curtain materials, has pushed 'Frida Colour' into second place, at 2.67k votes.
In total 23 Laois entries are up for the Lifeline vote and it is all to play for. Voting closes at midnight tonight.