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Meet the TFI New Labels Award 2013 Finalists

Held every spring, the TFI New Labels competition is one of the most anticipated events of the year, given its track record of showcasing the best emerging design talent in Canada. Past recipients of the award have included last year's winner Sid Neigum from Edmonton, 2011 winner Golnaz Ashtiani from Toronto and 2010 winner Anastasia Lomonova from Montreal. 

Just this week, the award's panelists selected their final four contenders to go head-to-head for the chance to win a coveted contract with Target. Designers will be competing for a $25,000 cash award from TFI supporter and philanthropist Suzanne Rogers (of The Bay), as well as the chance to create an exclusive collection to be sold in Target stores across Canada. The TFI New Labels winner will also receive a full-page editorial feature in Flare magazine after a showdown at the gala event on April 30th at The Carlu.

It's a prize that shouldn't be sniffed at, as it could potentially propel a young talent designer into the big leagues. But without further ado, maybe I should introduce the four finalists…