Canaries Official Competition for NFW15
As part of Norwich Fashion Week 2015 sponsors of The Designers Show Norwich City Football Club ran a competition for budding designers to create their own official canaries club shirt and the winners are…
Miss Lucy Harvey 11, and Mr Ben Stokes, 34, both from Norwich, are the chosen winners from the under 17 and the over 17 categories. Both will not only receive their very own t-shirt, but they’ll also see their winning t-shirt design available to purchase in all Canaries Official Stores and online at shop.canaries.co.uk.
Commenting on her success young Miss Harvey said: “It’s amazing that I won, I even beat my brother who entered in the same category! We saw the competition announced on the main website, so as a family we thought we’d take part. I designed the t-shirt around Norwich and what’s in the city and I am really happy how it’s come out. I’ve always drawn dresses and designs from an early age and one day would love to be a fashion designer!”
The aim of the competition which was launched at the Designers’ Show during this year’s Norwich Fashion Week, was to provide the opportunity for someone of any age to experience what it is really like to be a fashion designer.
Mr Ben Stokes said: “I can’t believe I won the competition, it’s all very exciting! Being a Graphic Designer, I’m always looking for ways I can get creative and usually enter any design competitions that come my way. Being a member of Norwich City Football Club, I follow the main Twitter page and this is where I saw the competition – I actually entered the very same day. Any excuse to design something related to Norwich is always welcome!”
During this year’s Norwich Fashion Week in March, Norwich City Football Club sponsored the Designers’ Show. The driving force behind launching the creative competition which was launched during the Designers’ Show was Mr Steve Balmer-Walters, the Head of Retail at the city’s football club.
Commenting on the competition Balmer-Walters said: “I thought it was only fitting that we launched a competition of our own at the show, to encourage and inspire young and budding designers to try their hand at designing a t-shirt that would be put into production and retailed in store and online.
“We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered the competition. We received many entries of high calibre, however the winning entrants were chosen unanimously by the retail ream here at the club,” he added.
The children’s shirt will retail at £12 and is available to buy here.
The adult’s shirt will retail at £20 and can be purchased online here.
Huge congratulations from everyone on the Norwich Fashion Week team to Lucy and Ben.