What is Style Squad?

It’s a fashion design competition for SA’s kids ages 9-15, that gives you the chance to show off your unique style and mind-blowing creativity.

There are huge prizes to be won, including the chance to design your own clothing range and have it sold in all Ackermans stores across Southern Africa! And, if being a totally famous fashion designer isn’t enough – you could also win over R20 000 in prizes!

Competition Details

It's a race to the top in this knock-out round competition! Our top 20 aspiring young designers completed 3 fashion based activities and made it through 3 rounds of public voting to win their spot in the finals. For their last challenge, our fashionable finalists had to design their way through activity 4 – check out what they did here!

It’s now up to a panel of Ackermans judges to select the ultimate champs (1 girl, 1 boy) who will design their very own clothing range, sold in all our stores across Southern Africa.


Prizes for the finalists

Fashion Voucher

Exposure on website

Style Squad Hamper

Prizes for the winners

Educational Policy

Cash Prize

Trip to Ackermans head office to design range

Professional Photoshoot

Exposure in all stores, website and social media

Grand prize - range sold in all stores

More about the competition

How will the winners be chosen?

After each of the 3 activities, the public will vote for their favourite squadsters, determining who makes it to the final round. Our fashion-forward finalists will then complete the ultimate design activity, putting their creativity and mad skills to the test. A panel of Ackermans judges will select the 2 trendiest kids from the finalists (1 girl, 1 boy) who will take the title of the Style Squad 2018 winners.

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