Andrew bags top award

Andrew was recently announced the winner.
Andrew was recently announced the winner.

Andrew Moore from Newtownabbey has beaten off stiff competition to be crowned the winner of the Tayto Design Competition 2018 in association with Belfast Metropolitan College.

The announcement was made at the recent Camerata Ireland Fashion Showcase where Andrew walked away with a tasty bursary of £250.

The competition was open to all fashion students at the Met and is part of Tayto’s ongoing commitment to encouraging young talent and supporting local education.

Elly Hunter, Tayto marketing director, explains: “When we were developing this competition with Belfast Met, we really wanted to challenge the students and test their ingenuity to the limit.

“All the garments were made totally from crisp packaging which is unlike any material they will ever have used before and they had to consider many different factors before creating their piece.

“The results are amazing and they have clearly drawn inspiration from a variety of sources. I would like to congratulate all our finalists who have each taken some of our iconic packaging and transformed it into a catwalk sensation, showcasing the raw talent of some of our stars of the future.”

Claire Concannon, course co-ordinator from Belfast Metropolitan College, added: “Working with crisp packaging has been a very valuable learning experience for our ingenious students who have more than risen to the challenge.

“The judges had an almost impossible decision narrowing the entries down to just three finalists who all showed technical ability combined with creative flair and imagination.

“The finalists were then featured on the Tayto Northern Ireland Facebook page with more than 2,000 people voting for their favourite before Andrew was declared the winner.

“We would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote and for the many shares which helped to bring our students’ work to a wide audience.”