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The Graduate: student design competition opens seeking new Scottish talent

An ecommerce site has launched a competition looking for the best new graduate design talent based in Scotland.

Calling on current students or those who have graduated within the last two years, ecommerce site  Madefromscotland.com is looking for young designers to enter its competition's textiles, art, and jewellery.

Prizes for the winner in each category of will include free entry on to Madefromscotland.com, PR coverage for their brand and products, and mentor sessions to help their businesses grow. 

Madefromscotland.com, launched in September 2013, has championed new and up-and-coming designers since its birth and is running the competition to allow students the opportunity to showcase their work to a global audience. 

Judges include Gillian Kyle, creator of quirky gifts and homeware fetauring iconic Scottish products; Kirsteen Stewart, fashion and accessories designer, and Wendy Gilmour of style blog thankfifi.com.

The deadline for entries is 6th July 2014 after which HeraldScotland will be exclusively announcing the longlisted finalists.  Entrants will be judged on their product designs and business approach - to enter businesses  must be based in Scotland.

To request an application form and terms and conditions email gillian@madefromscotland.com and check madefromscotland.com/blog for updates.

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