2018 Design a Dress

Entry Information and Rules 

The Prizes:

The Grand Prize- The most creative design, as chosen exclusively by Gavin Doherty, will receive the grand prize of a gorgeous, custom solo dress inspired by your design. *stoning costume is not included in costume prize.  

The People’s Choice winner- The person with the most Likes will be the People’s Choice Winner. The People’s Choice winner will receive a 250 STG voucher toward the cost of an Eire Designs Solo Costume and a free one-year subscription to IDM.

The Top 15 Online Vote Winners- Will all receive a free one-year subscription to Irish Dancing Magazine, a $69.99 value.  Plus, all the top 15 designs, as well as the the Grand Prize and People’s Choice winners, will be featured in a Spring 2019 issue of IDM.  

How to Win: 

1)     Download the Design Template HERE to create your design. The template cannot be altered in size or shape.

2)     Create your costume design by hand (colours/paint…) or by computer generated design system. Include school name/logo where needed. Be as creative as possible! 

3)     Like and Follow @Irishdancingmagazine on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated for the latest news. 

4)     Upload your design and tag it with #IDMcontest and #mygavin. Remember, the sooner you upload it, the more chances for people to vote on it!

5)     Share your design with friends and tell them to ‘like’ your design. Be sure to use the hashtag #IDMcontest and #mygavin on all your shares. 


Download YOUR template HERE

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 2nd place People’s Choice winner. The same individual cannot win both the Grand Prize and the People’s Choice prize.  

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