Under one week left to become a Style Junkie

There’s under one week left to take part in our Style Junkies competition which is calling on Merton students to demonstrate their inventiveness and creativity in a costume design competition using recycled materials.  

Rosa in Style Junkies Costume

Rosa in Style Junkie Costume

Designers are being offered attractive prizes to show their skills in producing a high-end costume consisting of heavily recycled and reworked materials. Applicants will need to supply approximately 150 words of information about their piece with the details of the materials used.

The costume entries will be displayed online, where you can vote for your favourite, and also in catwalk shows and exhibitions later in the year. Winning entries will win cash prizes for both themselves and their school.

Designers can send a maximum of six jpeg photographs of 3MB of the finished costume to megarecycle@merton.gov.uk  which must be received by 20 May 2015 along with an application form which can be found on the Style Junkies Competition Webpage.

The winning pieces will be on display at the Sustainable Living Centre, the Stable Yard, Morden Hall Park, between 29 June and 26 July 2015, 11am to 4pm. Alongside the fabulous costumes, you will be able to see how recycled materials are reprocessed and try out some fantastic chairs and other objects made from recycled materials.

Come along to free drop-in workshops for children and adults every Sunday in July. You will be able to draw and collage your vision of a recycled house that artist Rosa Nussbaum will insert into a virtual landscape. See how your visions for an eco-future could become a reality!

Councillor of Environment and Regeneration, Andrew Judge said: “The Style Junkie competition is a brilliant way for students to challenge their design skills whilst also learning how to put recycled materials to good use.  We have a lot of creative talent in the borough and I would encourage as many young people as possible to get their entry in in time so they don’t miss out on the opportunity to win cash prizes for themselves and their place of study.”


Notes to editors

To enter you must be a student at a primary or secondary school maintained by Merton Council or a student at Wimbledon College of Art.