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Call For Young Fashion Designers For Fashiontrepreneur Competition

The Saint Lucia Youth Business Trust in collaboration with the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Junior Achievement and Options Designs, is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the GEW “Fashiontrepreneur” competition slated for November 20, 2016 under the theme “Harnessing the Entrepreneur in You(th)”.

This competition forms part of the beacon activities scheduled for Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Saint Lucia and seeks to showcase fresh talent in the area of fashion design.

Designs should be inspired by the GEW logo, “The Compass”, and include no less than four (4) of the logo’s band of colours. All shortlisted registrants will receive training to improve techniques and design, as well as build an effective business model.

The competition will continue beyond November 20 with additional training in business plan development facilitated by GEW partners SALCC and Monroe College. The designer demonstrating the greatest potential in the categories of design and business plan development will be awarded a seed fund to start or strengthen their enterprise.

Registration for the competition is now open until October 1, with shortlisted candidates identified by October 10. The competition is open to applicants ages 16-35 and registration forms can be found on the GEW SLU Facebook page, as well as at the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Secretariat, located at the American Drywall Building, Vide Boutielle, Castries.

GEW 2016 will be celebrated from November 14-20 and planning for the celebration of a successful GEW is ongoing with a series of partners’ meetings scheduled for the north and south of the island. Contact us at or call 452-3165 for further information.

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