(just more than) 2 weeks to enter Makhulu Polane
Editorista is emitting corruscating rays of cascading joy (for real!) now that Project Runway has FINALLY kicked off it’s new season (6) after a long drawn out waiting period… we love seeing talent being given a chance to SHINE SHINE SHINE – amazing what a bit of pressure can create. Well the good news is designers (my best Tim Gunn voice) you have a chance to create your own design masterpiece without pressure by entering your interpretation of the LOVE AFRICA theme in Big Blue’s Makhulu Polane t-shirt design competition. It’s open for entries until 15th Sep 09, so MAKE IT WORK:
This local initiative was started by Big Blue in 2006 in a quest to discover and support fresh homegrown talent, and entries are received each year from graphic designers, fashionistas, daydreamers, students, illustrators and frustrated corporate workers who dream of design fame and winning the Makhulu Polane title.
This year’s design theme is ‘Love-Africa’ and Big Blue is looking for designs that creatively celebrate Africa as a continent. Entries are open to anyone who feels they have an original t-shirt design that fits the design theme; the winning designer receives R20 000 in cash and their t-shirt will be sold in all Big Blue and Kitsch+Kool stores nationwide for two months.
T-shirt designs do not need to be digitally created but they must be submitted via the Big Blue website www.bigblue.co.za , hand drawn illustrations can be scanned and uploaded.
The award winning Makhulu Polane campaign is an original, annual event that encourages and celebrates South African design. Show us your Makhulu Polane and we’ll make you famous!