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The i am me hoodie design competition

The brief.

We're on the hunt for a new design to feature on the i am me hoodies and official merchandise.


We know it has been a difficult 2 years for lots of reasons and one of the ways you can support yourself is to use art as a creative outlet to help with self-expression. Anyone can express themselves through art and you do not have to be an artist.


We’re looking for a design that captures the thoughts, feelings, worries and ambitions of a young person currently growing up in today's fast paced world. The winning design will sit on the back of hoodies and the design can be any shape, size or colour.


The competition is open to all students aged between 11-19.

Your entry must include: 

A picture of your design. (You could draw it, paint it or design is digitally, it’s up to you)

A brief explanation of your design.

How to enter. 

Email your design, along with your name, age, contact details and school name to:


Entries must be in by Monday 28th February 2022.


The winner will be chosen by an expert judging panel (scroll down!) from the fashion industry. The winner will be announced via the i am me Instagram account no later than the end of March.

For more information, please email:

Good Luck!

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Meet the judges.

Maria Grachvogel 


Maria is a British fashion designer who designs under her own label, has a store in London and Singapore and regularly stages shows at London Fashion Week. ⁣

Her clients have included Victoria Beckham, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie and Emma Thompson. ⁣

Maria began making clothes aged 12 when she realised designing garments that flattered her body made her feel better than aspiring to look like models in magazines. The process of transforming her insecurities into a self-assured style helped her understand the power of clothes. Designing these empowering clothes has become Maria’s lifelong passion.⁣

Marie Oakes Wade

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We’re delighted that Marie has agreed to join our judging panel once again. 

Marie is a fashion designer who has worked for leading fashion brands including: Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, M&S and Topshop. ⁣

Founder of The Trend Academy she has also co-written the BA Hons Fashion Degree for a UK University which integrates sustainability and wellbeing. ⁣

She also gets invited to speak at industry events across the country about fashion, self-care and resilience, helping students to become ‘industry-ready’. 

Alex Monroe

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We’re absolutely over the moon that ethical and sustainable jewellery designer Alex Monroe Jewellery joins our prestigious judging panel.⁣


Featured on the cover of Vogue Magazine, Alex’s jewellery has been worn by the likes of Emma Watson, Sienna Miller and Jodie Whittaker, whilst his creative collaborations have included Nike, Buckingham Palace and Disney.⁣⁣Alex’s designs are inspired by nature and every piece has its own tale to tell.⁣ ⁣


The creative design process that Alex uses for each piece of jewellery will be hugely insightful for our designs.⁣

Jasmine Hemsley


It's only fitting that as one of our founding supporters, the wonderful Jasmine Hemsley joins our judging panel. ⁣Before becoming a wellbeing expert, author, restaurateur, TV presenter and cook, Jasmine started her career in design and fashion.


She studied design at university and worked as a fashion model for 15 years.⁣⁣Jasmine uses her platform to encourage a return to a simpler, more mindful way of life, while inspiring her audience to deepen their commitment to sustainability. Jasmine’s commitment to this means that where possible, she wants to understand the process behind the clothes she wears.⁣⁣


Jasmine’s experience of the fashion world, combined with her personal approach to wellbeing are a real asset to our judging panel.

The judges can't wait to see your designs!

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