Prize-Giving for #CollegeClothes and #ClassClothes Competition
To mark the launch of their new current account with debit card last year, Cara Credit Union teamed up Career Ahead to sponsor an amazing Clothes Competition aimed at College Students and Secondary School Students nationwide. On Saturday, 28th May, the prizes were presented to the College Student and Secondary School Student who submitted the best outfit from a style perspective and a cost perspective, while at the time supporting charitable organisations. Social Media Influencers Chloe Koyce and Fashionable Frank were in attendance to meet the winners and present the prizes.
Megan Doyle an MTU Kerry Campus Wildlife Biology Student who originates from Dublin was the winner in the College Student category. Megan’s outfit was a pink jumpsuit (€3.90) and a necklace (€1.80), total cost €5.70, both purchased from the Irish Cancer Society Shop. Treasure Vlogs from Scoil Chriost Ri in Portlaise was the winner of the Second School Category. Treasure’s outfit was a dress, which cost €4.50 which she purchased from Oxfam. She teamed this up with previously owned boots and bag.
“The concept for the competition arose from the fact that I deal with so many students who are surviving on very tight budgets, yet it is expected they dress appropriately for work placements, academic presentations, and college events. The ability to present themselves well also contributes immensely to a student’s confidence and self-esteem, and all students love to shop and dress up for social occasions” said Mary Lucey, Career Ahead.
Commenting further, Siobhan Donnelly Marketing & Development Manager of Cara Credit Union said; “Cara Credit Union were delighted to support this unique and creative competition. We are constantly seeking out new ways to support college students and secondary school students. The introduction of our free student current account and debit card is aimed specifically at this cohorts. The competition demonstrated the initiative, creativity, and care for the environment that students possess. It is great that college and school life is come back to normal – and young people can start to get dressed up and socialise again.”
The organisers wish to thank the amazing panel of social media influencers and business representatives who judged the competition – all who are giving up their own time free of charge to support college and secondary school students. Sinead O Brien (SineadsCurvyStyle), Clodagh More, Frank Cronin (Fashionable Frank), Shauna Cashell (StyleSearch), Chloe Koyce and Aoife Sheehy (Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor at Primark) are the judges.