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JOIN THE JUDGING PANEL!

On the 14 November the ELLE Rising Star Design Award 2013 in association with Mr Price search will culminate in the hottest fashion event of the year. You will be wowed by South Africa’s future designers at the grand finale happening next month (details here)! With the second round of judging in the bag, this year’s eight talented Rising Stars have set the bar high. Our judging panel will have the difficult decision of choosing just one winner.

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This competition will provide its winner with a platform to launch his or her own label with mentorship from experts in fashion, retail, business and marketing.

If you have been following the Rising Star Design Award journey with us and Mr Price and love what you see, are passionate about South African design and committed to cultivate and contribute to the growth of the local fashion industry then this just might be your opportunity! We are offering one ELLE reader the opportunity to serve on the ELLE Rising Star Design Award judging panel, deciding who should win this prestigious award. The reader judge will also be a guest at the ELLE Rising Star Design Award event in November, a red-carpet event where the winner of the 2013 Award will be announced.

So, here’s what it takes:

• 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.

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

Competition closes: 21 October