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LRFW 5 youth fashion sketch design competition
LRFW 5 youth fashion sketch design competition

By Darryl Wilkins Jr.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Do you have what it takes to become the next winner of the Little Rock Fashion Week’s Youth Fashion Sketch Designer Competition? LRFW is accepting applications from students entering grades 1st through 12th for its annual Youth Fashion Sketch Design Competition. The competition will be split into three different categories ranging from children (1st-5th graders), juniors (6th-8th graders), and teens (9th-12th graders). Applications can be downloaded at www.LittleRockFashionWeek.com or requested by e-mailing info@littlerockfashionweek.com.

“Sometimes the most difficult aspect of achieving a dream is getting started. Our youth fashion sketch design competition gives students a beginning stage toward a career in fashion. Rather they are judged as the best in their respective group or not, every student who participates is a winner, to me,” said Brandon D. Campbell, LRFW’s founder and executive producer.

The overall focus of the competition is to ignite, motivate, and encourage young people who are interested in the fashion industry. Students who are entering the competition are required to create their clothing line by drawing two to four different outfits on separate sheets of paper. Coloring your designs is optional. Independent judges from the local fashion community critique student’s creativity and potential.

The finalists from each category will be invited to attend LRFW 5. The chosen designers from each category will be announced on July 20th at LRFW's BIG Night, which is being held at the Robinson Center Exhibition Hall located in downtown Little Rock.

The winners from each category will receive an all-access, and backstage pass for themselves as well as a guest, to attend LRFW 2014 events, a free consultation session about fashion design, and even receive a chance to meet LRFW’s staff. Last year’s recipients were David O. Dodd 5th grader Serenity Clark of Bryant, Ark., Lonoke Middle School 6th grader Trinity Tremble of Lonoke, Ark., and Sylvan Hills High School 10th grader Ashton Martin from Little Rock, Ark. Those hoping to apply, must mail the completed application to LRFW at P.O. Box 7415, Little Rock, Ark. 72217.

The postmarked application deadline is June 14. On July 1, finalists will receive an emailed invitation to attend a LRFW’s BIG Night of fashion presentation. For more information on providing prizes to the 2013 winners or request interviews call Darryl Wilkins call (501) 351-4713 or visit LittleRockFashionWeek.com.

Sponsors of LRFW 5 are Oneofakind Talent Inc., Regency Beauty Institute, Parker Cadillac, Grisham Law Firm, Sync Magazine, Holiday Inn Presidential Hotel, Cornerstone Pub and Little Rock Zoo.