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Relove Fashion Competition

The Relove Fashion competition is open to all secondary school students with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and it 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. This competition is a great opportunity for any students interested in the field of fast fashion, reuse, design or upcycling.

2020 Finalists

Emma Kelleher: Rathdown Senior School

Maria Candela, Fina Torrecilla, Sarah Ambrose, Roisin Moore, Alyssa O’Leary: St. Raphaela's Secondary School

How to Enter

Step 1: Submit Expression of Interest 

Students must submit their expression of interest form by email to their Local Authority Representative no later than 5pm on the 2nd of October 2020. For students within dlr, please email expression of interests to

Step 2: Submission Details

Complete the submission form and return it to by 5pm on the 30th of October. Please note that applications are only valid if submitted using the submission form and all questions are answered. 

Key Dates

  • Registration Deadline 5pm 2nd of October
  • Submission Deadline 5pm 30th of October
  • Grand Final 26th of November


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%

Storyboard Guidelines

The storyboard must be mounted on an A1 board and preferably made from reused material. The storyboard should detail the design, materials/clothing used, the story of the outfit, what steps were taken toupcycle the outfit sustainably as well as some before and after photots of the clothes.


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 €1000 (Including, tools, equipment and mentoring from Rediscover Fashion) for your school.

Terms and Conditions

  • The competition is open to secondary students only. 
  • Entries can be submitted by teams or by 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.

Further information regarding the competition can be found in the attached competition brochure below. Any queries regarding the competition can be made to or by ringing 01 205 4700 

Relove Fashion Competition 2020 Brochure and Submission Forms