Get ready for the ELLE Rising Star Award in association with Mr Price

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Once again, ELLE and Mr Price have joined forces to discover a new aspiring young designer in the 2014 ELLE Rising Star Awards.

If you or someone you know is looking to launch a career in fashion, this is the year it all heats up, as the competition has been opened up to the entire African continent. The search culminates at the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa 2014 where finalists will show their designs and the winner will be announced. The prize includes a 2 week mentorship programme at Mr Price Head Office in Durban where the winner will be exposed to a complete retail cycle, from trend forecasting to merchandising, and they will redesign a pre-selected range in collaboration with Mr Price to will be sold in select Mr Price stores. The winner will also spend two weeks at the ELLE office with the editor and her fashion team.

There is a R30 000 cash prize from Mr Price and the opportunity to show a range at the 2015 ELLE Rising Star Design Awards with an extra R7 000 from Mr Price to help fund the range. Aspiring young designers wanting to follow in the footsteps of previous winners David Tlale, Tiaan Nagel, Anisa Mpungwe and most recently Nicholas Coutts should note these terms & conditions:

Entrants have to be a final-year fashion design student or a fashion graduate with no more than three years design experience. Anyone currently employed by a South African or African fashion retailer won’t be able to enter.
Entrants must have been born in an African country or South Africa and should also hold legal citizenship within this country.
The last date for submitting entries is 11 August 2014.

Stay in the loop by following the #RisingStarAfrica2014 hashtag and follow @mrpfashion, @ellemagazinesa and @afi_sa on Twitter.

Visit the ELLE website for further details and updates.