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Our 2014 ELLE Rising Star Design Award in association with MRP and presented by AFI is on and with just two months left until the final show, which takes place at AFI Fashion Week Johannesburg on 29 October, we’re looking for that one ELLE reader to join our judging panel.

Do you have what it takes to serve on the ELLE Rising Star Design Award judging panel, deciding who should win this prestigious award? If you have been following the Rising Star journey with us and MRP and AFI and are passionate about African design, and want to contribute to the growth of the local fashion industry, then this is your chance!


The reader judge will be a guest at the ELLE Rising Star Design Award show on 29 October where the winner will be announced.

Our reader judge will have the opportunity to take part in the final round of judging on 28 October 2014.

Here’s how to enter:

• Write a brief motivation (150 words) convincing us that you have the fashion knowledge and style sensibility to qualify as a judge.

• Please ensure that your name, surname, contact number and residential address appear on each page of your submission.

• Talk to us: If you want to win a seat on the judging panel, show us you have what it takes on social media and join the #RisingStarAfrica2014 conversation by using @ellemagazinesa @MRPfashion @Afi_sa and share your passion!

Entries must be in a Word document and emailed to, with ‘ELLE Reader Judge Competition’ in the subject line.

Competition closes: 6 October 2014

Meet our judges here.

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