I’ve always been a fan of contests that encourage creativity in kids whether it’s creating recipes, designing a Google Doodle, a kids’ t-shirt or even a diorama made entirely of Peeps. And now there’s one more contest made just for those future fashion designers out there. And what’s more, I get to be a judge!
As my oldest girl hits 7 and a half as she’ll tell you, we’re
starting to dabble in the world of Fashion Playtes, which lets tween and teen girls
start from a basic dress, tee, or even doll outfit, then add trim and
a design until they make it their own.
As you can imagine, the designing, trashing, then re-designing is a ridiculous amount of fun for for her. Maybe even more so than wearing the final product (though that’s cool too). So I love that now Fashion Playtes is holding a Simple2Swag contest
that lets kids go beyond any limitations of the FP offerings and embellish
their own Alex Dress–one of my favorites–from their own imaginations.
drawing, photo, computer rendering…whatever it takes to show us your
creativity. Your kid could win one of three $50 FP gift cards, and one grand
prize winner will be featured on the site. Yep, put that on the RISD application in a few years.
looking at the entries so far is so much fun–I hope if you’ve got a
talented artist/designer in the family you’ll encourage them to enter.
Boy or girl, by the way.
I mean, last I checked, there were more than a
couple of male designers out there with some degree of success. -Liz
Enter the Simple2Swag contest from Fashion Playtes before 1/30/13. Official rules are on the site. Good luck!
[images above are from the current crop of entries and are the property of their respective creators,]