GET STARTED:

1) Download the dress template HERE 
    Download the jacket template HERE.
The templates cannot be altered in size or shape.

2) Create your costume design(s) by hand (colours/paint…) or by a computer-generated design system.  

3) Watch for clues and helpful videos on IDM’s social media channels for tips on creating a successful design.

4) Design one or multiple costumes. Save the front and back of each design by either taking a photo and saving as an image or saving your computer-generated design as an image.

5) Think of a fun or creative name for your design. (You'll be asked for this and a brief "story behind the design" with your entry.)

5) Upload your design HERE before September 30.

6) Like and follow @Irishdancingmagazine on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok to stay updated for the latest contest information.

7) Beginning October 1, 2021 – share your design from IDM’s contest entry page and tell them to ‘like’ your design. Be sure to use the hashtag #IDMcontest, #risingstardesigns on all your shares. Voting will take place between Oct 1–Oct 31, so share your entry early on to increase your odds of winning the People’s Choice award.

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Prizes: Two prizes will be awarded!

* TWO GRAND PRIZES – The most creatively designed dress and suitcoat/jacket as selected exclusively by Keith Marron of Rising Star Designs, will each receive a custom-made costume inspired by their design. The Grand Prize costume will include BLING too!

* ONE PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER – The entry with the most LIKES will be the People’s Choice winner. The People’s Choice winner will receive a £250 voucher toward the cost of a Rising Star Designs Costume plus they will receive a free one-year subscription to IDM.

THE TOP 20 ONLINE VOTE WINNER  – Will all receive a FREE six-month subscription to Irish Dancing Magazine, valued at $69.99. Their logo, name, dance school, and age will be printed inside an issue of IDM where they will be officially recognised as a finalist in the costume..

* THE GRAND PRIZE WINNERS and  PEOPLE'S  CHOICE WINNER – Designs will be featured inside an issue of Irish Dancing Magazine.

TECHNICAL BITS  –  If the People’s Choice winner and Grand Prize winner are the same person, the People’s Choice prize will be given to the People’s Choice runner-up. The same individual cannot win both the Grand Prize and the People’s Choice prize

 

Eligibility & Rules:

• Any Irish Dancer, parent of a Dancer, or Irish Dance teacher may enter to win! However, previous Grand Prize winners and those who have worked for Irish Dancing Magazine in 2020 or 2021 including employees, freelancers and interns are excluded from entering.

• Official templates found here (dress, jacket) must be used for each entry and cannot be altered in size or shape.

 

• Entries must include name, age, dance school, city, country, email and phone number.

• You may cover the official entry template with cardboard, fabric, etc. but cannot noticeably compromise the size or shape of the template. You may use a computer-generated design but be sure all work (including pasted graphics) is your own intellectual property.

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