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Relove Fashion Competition 2020 for Westmeath Schools


Cathaoirleach Cllr Ken Glynn launches Relove Fashion Competition

The Relove Fashion competition is open to all secondary school students and encourages applicants to take a deeper look at how their clothing is made. The competition explores creative reuse options such as upcycling, repairs, alterations and mending.

Students use their design and repair skills to make their own fashion statement. Entrants should source clothing from a charity shop, swap shop or reuse items already available at home.

How to Enter

Step 1 – Expression of Interest

Students must submit their Expression of Interest Form by email to their Local Authority Representative no later than 5pm on 16 October 2020.

Step 2 – Submission Details

Complete the Submission Form and return it to your Local Authority Representative no later than 5pm on 20 November 2020. Please note that applications are only valid if entered on the Submission Form and all questions are answered.

Note: The Expression of Interest Form and Submission Form are available below.


Entries will be marked on their outfit, storyboard and submission form.

Marks will be allocated as follows:

  • Style and Creativity 20%
  • Wearability 20%
  • Sourcing of Outfit/Materials 20%
  • Skills Used 10%
  • Storyboard 20%
  • Views on Making Fashion More Sustainable 10%


All regional finalists will receive a school tour and a fashion workshop at the Rediscovery Centre. The overall winner will receive a trophy and a design pack to the value of €1,000 (including tools, equipment and mentoring from Rediscover Fashion) for your school.

Dates to Remember

  • Registration Deadline - 5pm 16 October
  • Submission Deadline - 5pm 20 November
  • Grand Final - January 2021


All regional finalists will be invited attend a fashion showcase hosted at the Rediscovery Centre where their outfits and storyboards will be displayed and judged by professionals in the fashion and sustainability sector.

Storyboard Guidelines

The Storyboard must be mounted on an A1 board and preferably made from reused material. It should tell the story of your outfit and must include the following:

  • Before and after photo of the outfit
  • Design inspiration – moodboard style
  • Description of where the material/clothing was sourced, the fabric and garment quality, and what steps were taken to upcycle and accessorise the outfit sustainably.


  • Competition is open to secondary students only.
  • Entries can be submitted by teams or individuals.
  • As this is a reuse competition, the purchasing of new items will lead to disqualification.
  • The outfit should be suitable for wear either as a day to day outfit or something that could be worn for a special occasion.

Where to Enter

Email completed forms to relovefashion@westmeathcoco.ie

This competition is kindly supported by the Rediscovery Centre, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Wicklow County Council, Westmeath County Council, Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, Laois County Council, Kildare County Council, Longford County Council, South Dublin County Council and Meath County Council.

Your information will be stored in line with your Local Authority GDPR policy, please refer to our Data Protection page if you would like further details.


Relove Fashion Competition Info 2020

Relove Fashion Comp Expression of Interest Form 2020

Relove Fashion Comp Submission Form 2020


Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 08/10/2020