Charleston Fashion Week announces eight contestants for Emerging Designer Competition

Each year Charleston Fashion Week holds a competition to highlight emerging designers in the Southeast, and they've just announced this year's eight contestants.

At stake is a $1,000 cash prize, a fancy Web site, runway show, and oodles of street cred, among other goodies.

So, jump on over to the Web page to get your first brush with this fab 8 that we'll undoubtedly be hearing more about in the weeks leading up to Charleston Fashion Week.

Oh, and there's five locals and three out-of-towners in this year's competition.