Creative youths invited to enter designs

2016-10-19 06:00

SOUTH AFRICAN YOUTH enrolled in schools and higher tertiary institutions who have creative ideas on saving water can win prize money in the Designer Creative Awards Competition.

It challenges youth to showcase their creativity by creating designs to save water.

Sponsored by Webprinter, a national printing company, the competition is open to entries in any visual art or design by learners and students currently enrolled in an accredited course at a recognised South African college, university, technicon or art school.

Entrants are required to demonstrate their creativity by designing art or visual products encouraging South Africans to save water.

Products can be submitted in the following categories:

  • a poster that inspires people to save water and use it wisely;
  • simplicity, creativity and design flair; and
  • an innovative “think outside the box” approach.

“Entrants stand a chance to win fantastic prizes for themselves and the education institution they represent,” says Peter Kohnert, chief executive officer of Webprinter.

“The winning designer will walk away with a R20 000 cash prize.

“The winning designed poster, fitting this year’s “Save Water” theme, will be distributed to national organisations and municipalities.”

The visual art or design college that the winning designer represents will also win a top-of-the-line Apple iMac computer valued at R27 000, while second and third runners-up will get R10 000 and R5 000 respectively.

From mid-November, friends and family of the entrants (including members of the general public) will be able to vote for up to ten of their favourite designs during the voting phase of the competition.

The winners will be announced in December.

  • Entrants must visit the competition website,, for a full design brief and upload their innovative designs.

The closing date is 7 November.

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