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Organization to offer scholarships designers of plus-size clothing

on Wednesday,March 31,2010 18:03

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Prospective designers who wish to further their fashion education may want to consider applying for scholarships, such as those that are available through the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA).

The organization has announced it will award $1,000 to a fashion design student who plans to specialize in plus-size clothing.

Qualified students can enter the contest by submitting three drawings of designs that are intended for women's sizes 16 to 32, proof of their enrollment in a fashion design school as well as an essay explaining why their creations are unique and their motivation for working in the plus-size industry.

Entries should be submitted in an electronic format and be no larger than two megabytes. June 1 is the deadline for entry, and the winner will be selected on June 15.

The recipient will participate in the NAAFA Convention Fashion Show in August, where they will have the opportunity to show one of their garments. The budding designer may receive as much as $600 in additional funding to cover the cost of travel and other expenses associated with the show.

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