Deadline For Tipperary Secondary Students To Get Involved In Junk Kouture 2016

Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture calls on artistic and creative secondary school students across Ireland and Northern Ireland to get their hands on industrial, commercial and domestic waste products and turn them into works of art as the entry deadline for the 2016 Recycled Fashion competition looms closer.

Deadline For Tipperary Secondary Students To Get Involved In Junk Kouture 2016

Andromeda, Junk Kouture.

Last year’s competition saw two entries from Tipperary reach the Grand Final which was held in the extravagant 3Arena venue in Dublin. Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel students Katelyn Owens, Mairead Cahill and Roisin Ruth designed ‘Andromeda’ from video tapes and aluminum cans along with the help of their teacher Mairead Fennel. Shania Dowling and Aisling Kane from Loreto Secondary school Clonmel, also made it to the grand final with their design ‘A Breath of Fresh Hair’ which was made entirely from human hair. The two students were helped by their teachers Miss Delahunty and Ms O’Hare. Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture encourages more pupils from locations around the county to channel their creativity and take part this year.

Established in 2010 by entrepreneurs Elizabeth Curran and Troy Armour from Co. Donegal, The Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition has seen thousands of teenagers’ work submitted over the past five years, with some spectacular and awe-inspiring pieces gracing the competition’s regional and national catwalks. Last year, the Grand Final was attended by almost 5000 spectators in the 3Arena which saw Roscommon student Luke Mc Evoy’s design ‘Le Paon Majesteux’ from Elphin Community College, walk away with the top prize of €2,500 for his school, €500 cash and iPad Mini’s for his team.

Speaking about the competition, Laura Lynch, Head of Youth Banking said, “What makes this competition so exciting is the breadth and scope of the recycled materials which can be used to create such awe-inspiring designs. There are no limits or restrictions around themes and students have found inspiration everywhere; from the great outdoors to pop culture, historical events and sport. The vast range of completely unique pieces highlights the diversity of our talented young entrants, showcasing their many interests and passions.As Ireland’s leading bank for students we are delighted to once again bring you the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2016 competition and we encourage students to get involved.”

Elizabeth Curran, Co-Founder of Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture reveals “It’s shaping up to be an electrifying competition this year and we are very excited to see the standard of entries. Don’t forget registration closes at midnight on January 29th and is to be completed entirely online this year, where students must upload pictures of their creation and music to accompany their performance on the catwalk”.

Tickets for the spectacular catwalk shows happening regionally throughout March will go on sale on the 11thof February from the theatres – The Millennium Forum Derry, UCH Limerick, The Helix Dublin and The Royal Theatre Castlebar.

The Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition is open to all second level students across Ireland and Northern Ireland. For further information, please visit, Facebook or Twitter.

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