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British Council launches competition for young fashion entrepreneurs

The British Council is launching a competition for young fashion entrepreneurs to win funding to develop a project in collaboration with Indian fashion partners.

The competition, in partnership with arts body NESTA, will allow six finalists between 25 and 35 years-old to travel to India for a specially designed tour of the fashion industry, to meet leading Indian fashion figures.

The winner will be chose following an interview with a judging panel after the trip, and will be awarded £5,000 to develop a project in collaboration with partners in India.

The council's Creative Economy unit has created a series of awards which also including prizes for design, literature, performing arts, film, music and the visual arts.

The deadline for entries is October 17. For more information go to the British Council's Creative Economy website.

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