Five creative students from Holy Trinity School in Cookstown are eagerly preparing to take to the Millennium Forum stage in Derry on Friday of next week (March 4) for the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Northern Regional Final.
“Aquamarine”, “Nubian Queen”, “Flower Bomb”, “Straight out of Bingo” and “Candy Man” were mentored by their art teacher Eimear Lavery.
As part of the judging process, the public can get involved by casting a vote for their favourite design through the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture voting app.
And the school would like everyone in Mid Ulster to throw their support behind the students.
Accessed through the BOIStudents Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BOIstudents), voting opens for one week before the regional competitions from 9am Monday 22nd February to 12 midnight Friday 26th February. Individuals can cast a single vote every 24hours. Votes account for 10% of the final mark and can make a huge difference in such a heated competition.
Bank of Ireland is encouraging students to think innovatively about how they gather support through the voting app with a special Bank of Ireland Award in the mix for the Most Innovative Designer at the National Final in April.
In total, 320 regional finalists have been announced - 80 of them from the North.