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Tayto the star of the Belfast Met catwalk - can you help pick the winner?

A group of fashion students from Belfast Metropolitan College will be competing in this year's Tayto Design Competition - and they need your votes.

Andrew Moore, Charles Leathem and James Magennis have each created garments from Tayto crisp packaging, and the winning designer and his piece will be unveiled at the upcoming Camerata Ireland Fashion Showcase, part of Clandeboye Festival, which takes place on August 23. 

The competition was open to the BTEC L2 Art and Design – Fashion and Textiles students in Belfast Met and the top three winners will share a bursary from Tayto, worth £500.

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Elly Hunter, marketing director of Tayto, explained:  “We are overwhelmed by the creative flair on display from the students who entered our competition.  Each of our finalists has produced an eye-catching, colourful garment that beautifully represents Tayto and I would go as far as to say that they have made our crisps even more appealing.

“Tayto has always been the star on our Castle’s conveyor belts and I am really looking forward to seeing this year’s winning design on the catwalk at the Camerata Ireland Fashion Showcase.

To vote for your favourite design, visit the Tayto Facebook page and ‘like’ your favourite in our Tayto Design Competition 2018 album. 

Each ‘like’ equals one vote.

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Finalist: James Magennis
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Finalist: Andrew Moore
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Finalist: Charles Leathem

Julie Ferguson from Belfast Metropolitan College, who is the lecturer responsible for the project outcomes, said:  “This is a unique competition for our talented students, who enjoyed the challenge of working with Tayto packaging as their material.

“This was a project-based learning opportunity, which incorporated the project brief into the course assessment. 

"It has tested their creative skills and imagination and the results are stunning. 

"I know that the judges will find it very difficult to choose a winner themselves and will appreciate the social media likes from Tayto fans, which will certainly help them with the difficult final decision.”

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