Fashion Design Challenge

We are looking for young fashion designers who can create unique cloth designs using different traditional fabrics


What we are
Looking for

We are looking for young independent fashion designers who can create unique cloth designs using different traditional fabrics, or other design concepts and materials related to Media and information literacy. Each design has to use more than one traditional fabric with distinctive cultural significance and has to tell a story about social cohesion, civic dialogue, and media and information literacy. Fabric and Production space will be available. Your designs will be showcased at a grand fashion and art show, with 200 youth audience from different parts of our country. The top three designs will receive an award at the fashion and visual art show.

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Who are you?

Are you an aspiring young fashion designer with a flair for storytelling through your creations? Join us in our Social Fabric Design Challenge, where you can showcase your talent and contribute to social cohesion. We seek creative individuals who can design unique cloth pieces incorporating more than one traditional fabric, bearing distinctive cultural significance while telling a captivating story about social cohesion, democracy, inclusion, civic dialogue, and media and information literacy. 

Entry Requirements


How to apply?

If this opportunity speaks to you, please submit your design concept in a portfolio format along with a 250-word explanation of its meaning in English or your chosen local language, with a portfolio showcasing your previous work to by November 10, 5:00 p.m.

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Organizational Profile: MERSA Media Institute is a nonprofit media policy think tank. Our mission is to foster the development of vibrant, responsible, and independent media institutions, professional unions, and education centers in Ethiopia. Through research, capacity building, and institutional support, we aim to contribute to the growth of the media industry.