NUA Fashion student Megan Grinham has been unveiled as winner of this year’s competition to design the official T-shirt for BBC Children in Need’s 2019 fundraising campaign. Megan’s design was picked from hundreds of entries from students around the country to the competition. Originally from Colchester and now in her final year at NUA, Megan will now work with the team at George at Asda to refine her design ready to go into production.

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The George and Graduate Fashion Foundation teams made a surprise trip to NUA’s fashion studios today to break the news – along with BBC Children in Need’s Pudsey Bear. Megan’s winning design will remain a closely guarded secret until it is officially unveiled later this year and goes on sale in Asda stores around the country, with proceeds from the sale of the T-shirt benefitting BBC Children in Need.

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“I believe strongly in the community — people coming together to help one another because a group of people is always stronger than one. ” said Megan after discovering she was the winner. “I believe the BBC Children In Need Appeal supports this idea of community and how many people from all over the country get together and raise money for disadvantaged children and young people. BBC Children In Need is an amazing charity and my design demonstrates the sheer amount of people they help.”

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Megan’s prize for creating the winning design will include: the T-shirt being used throughout BBC Children in Need’s 2019 campaign; the T-shirt being sold across Asda stores nationwide, as well as online; a two week paid internship at George’s Head Office; an invitation to attend a BBC Children in Need photoshoot and the Appeal Show in November; as well as the opportunity for her official design to be featured at Graduate Fashion Week Gala Show on June 5 2019.