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BigBlue is holding the 3rd annual Makhulu Polane design competition and the entries are open.
I don’t usually blog about competitions that people run but I really dig this particular competition.
It’s run by a clothing brand/company called BigBlue. They dig SA designers and want to help them make a name for themselves and get a start in the industry. So they are offering R20 000 and the winning design in stores on T-shirts nation wide!
This years theme is Funny-Galore and the judges are asking you to make them laugh. Let’s be honest, in SA there is a lot of stuff to laugh at if you are looking at the world through a humourous eye!
From the press release:
The 2008 Big Blue Makhulu Polane opens for entries on 18 August, closing date for submissions is the 1 September 2008. This year’s design theme is ‘Funny-Galore’ – the funniest, smartest, coolest design will win R20 000 in cash and will be sold in all Big Blue and Kitsch & Kool stores nationwide for two months.
Since it’s inception in 2006 this original Big Blue idea has become a great success; this award winning online marketing initiative is unique in that it reached both online and offline audiences and translated into real in-store sales. Winning designs from 2006 and 2007 sold out and were reprinted several times and a number of the top 10 2007 Makhulu Polane designs are still being printed and sold. View last year’s ‘AfroKaaner’ designs at http://www.bigblue.co.za/makhulu07_winner.html
The competition is not limited to submissions from registered students or designers but is open to anyone who feels they have a unique t-shirt design. Designs do not need to be digitally created – they do need to be submitted via the Big Blue website www.bigblue.co.za – hand drawn illustrations can be scanned and uploaded.
I think I’m going to try and submit an entry and see how far it gets me! Give it a go.
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