Could You Dress a Bridal Beauty? One Week Left to Enter the Young Designer of the Year Competition.


Calling all budding designers! There is one week left to get your entry in for the Young Designer of the Year competition, you have until Wednesday 30th September 2015.

The annual competition is open to all creative individuals, young designers and fashion students across Ireland, under the age of 25. This is a fantastic opportunity to potentially showcase your work in front thousands of people and the big names in the bridal industry. 

All shortlisted finalists’ dresses will be displayed on, across their social media platforms, and on the catwalk runway at The Wedding Journal Shows – viewed by more than 20,000 visitors and the key players in bridal. The Wedding Journal Shows will take place in Dublin and Belfast, January 2016.

The winning Young Designer of the year will receive:

• An exclusive interview feature in Wedding Journal magazine

• A professional photo shoot

• A certificate

• Publicity in local press and media

How to enter:

Submit your ideas in the form of an A3 mood board by Wednesday 30th September with your contact details. Entries should be sent to: Catriona Doherty, Ireland’s Wedding Journal, Penton Publications, 38 Heron Road, Belfast, BT3 9LE.

This could be you! 

This could be you! 

Young Designer of the Year finalists will be announced on Monday 5th October. Finalists’ mood boards will be entered into an online voting competition where the public will pick their favourite design. Finalists will have two months to create their dresses as depicted on mood board designs.

Wedding Journal magazine will pay £100/€125 towards the cost of materials. All dresses must be completed by 4pm Friday 8th January and delivered to the Wedding Journal Belfast office (see the address above).

Good luck!

For further information, please email Catriona: