2021 DESIGN-A-DRESS Contest

Congratulations to our grand prize winners who will each receive a FREE solo costume  (with bling!) from
Rising Star Designs!

Molly Nadile - Aigéan Bó

From Triggle Academy  in North Carolina, USA

Molly's story behind the design: "This design has cow print on it because my nickname for the longest time has been Molly Moo. I used green and blue color variations along with flame patterns to mimic the ocean, hence the name of the dress, which translates from Gaelic to "cow ocean". This dress means a lot to me because it contains a lot of things that I love, and I think it has a very unique design because of the cow print and color combinations.



Hunter Polk - Fire and Ice

From Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance in Virginia, USA

Hunter's story behind the design: "The fire and ice remind me of how I need to remain cool when dancing but to also dance with energy and do my best."


...to our PEOPLE's Choice Winner:

Juliana Dolezal - Aurora's Fancy
Who will receive a £250 voucher toward the cost of a Rising Star Designs costume plus a one-year subscription to IDM!

And to the creators of the additional 20 dancers who received the top votes for their creative designs.
These designs will also be featured in IDM and each dancer will each receive a six month subscription to IDM.

Read all about these designers and their stories - as well as see our top 20 ONLINE vote winners in the January/February 2022 issue of IDM!


Entries with highest rating

Other entries

Eligibility & Rules:

• Any Irish Dancer, parent of a Dancer, or Irish Dance teacher may enter to win! However, previous Grand Prize winners and those who have worked for Irish Dancing Magazine in 2020 or 2021 including employees, freelancers and interns are excluded from entering.

• Official templates found here (dress, jacket) must be used for each entry and cannot be altered in size or shape.


• Entries must include name, age, dance school, city, country, email and phone number.

• You may cover the official entry template with cardboard, fabric, etc. but cannot noticeably compromise the size or shape of the template. You may use a computer-generated design but be sure all work (including pasted graphics) is your own intellectual property.

Get started designing for next year: Dress Template    or Jacket Template!

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