Your chance to become a fashion blogger for The Clothes Show and The Independent

Saturday 22 October 2011 21:40
This competition is a must for any budding fashion journalist
This competition is a must for any budding fashion journalist

Yougofurther - the UCAS student networking website - is looking for its very own Gok Wan or Carrie Bradshaw. Are you the blogger to fit the bill?

You've got just 200 words to get your point across in Clothes Show Live's Young Blogger of the Year, in association with and The Independent.

Get on your soapbox to impress the judges and get your blog published on The Independent, Clothes Show Live and yougo websites.

Last year’s winner Katie French wowed the judges with her blog “The full cost of your little black dress". Since then, Katie has gone onto work as an intern for a couture fashion designer, using her blogging and journalism skills to promote her designs online.

She said: “Since winning Blogger Of The Year in 2009, I've had an insightful day's work experience at the yougo offices, successfully completed my A-levels and I’m now currently on my gap year interning with a couture designer, helping her develop her brand via a multitude of social networks. I have been working as a freelance journalist, submitting articles and pitching ideas to online magazines and I'm currently in the process of creating a new fashion blog of my own. I've also been appointed a Clothes Show 'Style Scout' for this December’s event, which I look forward to attending.

This competition opens numerous doors for any aspiring fashion journalist, and would look impressive on a personal statement or CV. As I’ve learnt, the opportunity for your ideas to get noticed is valuable, so take it!”

This year’s winner will receive:

With this in mind, do you believe it really is all about the confidence? Do we choose fashion, or is it thrust upon us? Celebrity Culture: Good or bad for Britain’s youth?

Whatever it is, let it out and get yourself heard. Be creative, be imaginative and overall be inspired! You've only got 200 words, so make them count.

The yougo team - with a little help from you, the yougo members - will help shortlist five blogs from all the entries we get. Each shortlisted entry will win a pair of tickets to this year's event at the Birmingham NEC, where they will find out who the judges think should be crowned yougo Blogger of the Year on Monday 6 December 2010.

To enter, just post your blog here.

Closing date: Friday 19 November, 2010.

Short-listed entries will announced Friday 26 November, 2010.

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