1930s-inspired design award

Like knitting? Like the 1930s? And are you a fashion student over the age of 18? If so, and you fancy entering the Knitwear Designer of the Year award at Clothes Show Live, the deadline for entries has been extended until this Friday, 22 October 2010. I thought I'd mention it here as the theme is 1930s glamour, and you don't actually have to submit a finished design at this stage, just a sketch and, if you like, swatches, mood boards and so on, so it's manageable within five days. (As a student I know people who cranked out a dissertation in a week...) Click here for full rules and a downloadable entry form.

The Young Knitter of the Year award is open for 13-to- 18-year-olds to enter, and for that they have to design – again, just submitting drawings at this stage – an accessory for their favourite celebrity, so if you have or know a teen who's mad about Marilyn or crazy for Audrey, get them to enter. Same deadline, entry form and full rules here.

Disclaimer: I work full-time for one of the magazines promoting this competition, but am not personally benefitting from this post in any way.


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