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Face of Fashion Fest 2018

**2018 WINNER has just been announced as Lauren Burton.  Lauran is a 15 year old Lumen Christi College student who will avail of the 1st Place Prize package.

Runner up has been selected as Sophie Read.  Congrats to our two winners!



The search is on for our new Face of Fashion Fest 2018 - the North West’s premier fashion event and a staple in the Northern Ireland Fashion Calendar.  This year’s winner will walk away with a year’s modelling contract and representation with Northern Ireland’s leading modelling agency Style Academy.

Oonagh Canning was 17 when she became the inaugural winner of Face of Fashion Fest in 2017 and has gone on to forge a very successful career in the world of modelling both in the UK and Milan.

 "I have had the most wonderful time since winning Face of Fashion Fest – I can honestly say it has changed my life. I have taken a year out to model full time for Style Academy and am also represented by Distinct in Dublin and Major in Milan. The competition is an incredible springboard for anyone wanting to get an introduction to the industry experts – so I would encourage all my fellow Derry/ Strabane neighbours to go for it!"

If you think you, or someone you know, male or female, has what it takes to be the Face of Fashion Fest, then apply now #FaceOfFashiohFest. 


The competition in association with Style Academy Model Agency is looking for nominations by simply downloading this short application form  Application-Form

Complete and return, with 2 clear photos to [email protected] or post to address below. 


  • Application submission deadline - Saturday 15th September 2018
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to casting call in front of a live judging panel on Monday 17th September 2018
  • Winner announced by 30th September 2018


  • A year’s modelling contract and representation with Style Academy Model Agency
  • Title of Face of Fashion Face 2018
  • VIP Access to Fashion Fest Show on Saturday 13th October 2018 with two guests 
  • Rosemary Wright makeup and brushes


  • Submit two CLEAR photographs one of which will be a headshot and one to be a full length shot
  • Entrants may enter themselves or be entered by a third party
  • Entrants must be between 14-23 years old on 01 September 2018.  Those under 18 must have signed permission
  • Female entrants must at least 5’7 in bare feet and Male entrants at least 5'10
  • Shortlisted candidates must be willing for images to be used for Face of Fashion Fest and Fashion Fest 2018 promotional material and social media
  • The overall winner must be from Derry and Strabane Council area and be a resident in Northern Ireland for one full year (until September 2019 after winning)
  • Additional competition rules are detailed in the Application Form (PDF format) and must be adhered to by all entrants.

    Complete and return with accompanying photographs to:

    Email: [email protected] 

    Post: Face of Fashion Fest 2018 Competition,  Style Academy Model Agency, 21 Old Coach Road, Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, BT26 6PB.