The Inishowen-founded Junk Kouture recycled fashion competition has won a prestigious ‘Event Industry Award.’
The eighth annual Event Industry Awards were announced in front of an audience of hundreds of distinguished event industry professionals. Each year the best events in the industry compete against each other for the most prestigious awards in Irish events.
Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture came out on top for the Best Event in Ireland for 2016. Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture is Ireland’s premier recycled fashion competition which is going into its seventh year. Entries will open again this September for Ireland’s budding fashionistas who will have a chance to meet the star studded judging panel and strut their stuff on the catwalk in the 3Arena next April 2017.
Elizabeth Curran, co-founder of Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture said “After six years of hardwork and watching the competition grow, we are overwhelmed to win this prestigious prize.
We’re already looking forward to making Junk Kouture 2017 even bigger and better, growing on last year but we wouldn’t be able to do it without the fantastic work from our team who have made Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture what it is, so a huge thanks to them. And of course, last but most certainly not least, all the teachers, schools, parents and teachers who made the show everything it is, a huge thank you to all of you. Bring on 2017!”
Speaking about the award, Laura Lynch, Head of Youth Banking at Bank of Ireland commented; “As Ireland’s leading bank for students we are thrilled and honoured to receive this Award for Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2016. In addition to inspiring students to channel their passions and creative ability the competition offers students who get involved a life changing experience. We’ve worked closely with the Junk Kouture team to develop and grow the competition regionally and nationally since 2012 so it is fantastic to gain this recognition for our continued commitment to supporting today’s youth.”