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BBC Children in Need competition winner revealed

The winning design will be sold across more than 400 Asda stores

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BBC Children in Need competition winner revealed

BBC Children In Need's official fundraising night might not take place until November, but we're already gearing up for the special day. 

In fact, last year, in 2018, we joined fashion forces with Graduate Fashion Foundation and BBC Children in Need to run an exciting design competition for fashion students up and down the UK. 

The competition was to create the all-important official T-shirt for BBC Children in Need's 2019 fundraising campaign. 

The design had to be gender neutral and age-appropriate for both adults and kids to wear.

After receiving hundreds of applications, we can now reveal that a winner has been picked. Drum roll, please! 

We're excited to announce that Norwich University of the Arts student, Megan Grinham, has been crowned the winner! 

Megan’s showstopping T-shirt design - which will remain a closely guarded secret until it's officially unveiled at Graduate Fashion Foundation on June 5th - will be sold online and across Asda stores nationwide. She will also receive a two week paid internship at George’s Head Office.

Estella Arroyo, Senior Design Manager at George said: "We're so pleased to be working alongside both BBC Children In Need and Graduate Fashion Foundation again this year, and continuing to have the opportunity to work with fantastic new talent such as Megan. Both charities hold a close place in our heart and we look forward to working with them both as we move forward. Were also thrilled to be home of the official BBC Children in need t-shirt". 

Megan's grand design will be used for BBC Children in Need's official 2019 campaign, which will see key supporters and fundraisers sport it, she will also attend the much-anticipated Appeal Show in November.

The inspiration for the design came from what BBC Children in Need means to Megan and many others.

She said: "I believe strongly in the community - people coming together to help one another. A group of people is always stronger than one. 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 I believe my design demonstrates the sheer amount of people they help.”

Megan, who is originally from Colchester is now in her final year at NUA and will now work with the team at George at Asda to refine her design ready to go into production.

Martyn Roberts, Managing Director at Graduate Fashion Foundation, said: “Graduate Fashion Foundation is extremely excited to host such an exciting competition for our talented undergraduate students. BBC Children in Need is a wonderful charity, and we are delighted to be working with them and George at Asda on their campaign for the official charity tee this year. We congratulate Megan and look forward to showcasing the winning design at Graduate Fashion Week in June.”

Feeling inspired to fundraise for Children In Need? Make sure you head over to George.com or pop into your local Asda store to shop.