Illustrators and designers, listen up! Once a year Interpret Durban invites creatives to take their best shot at interpreting the city of Durban, South Africa. Some call it Ethekwini, others Surf City, Stone City or even simply 031 after the city’s phone code – for those who live there, it’s where the fun never sets, the surf is world-class and many cultures come together. This year’s theme is ‘Durban: Concrete Circus’ and we at Springleap have the honour of hosting the Interpret Durban T-shirt design challenge! What kind of designs are we looking for? This challenge is for T-shirt designs that show the city of Durban at its best. It’s an amazing jungle port city where Zulu culture meets Indian tastes and colonial architecture, set against the deep blue Indian Ocean and the lush green subtropical hills of Kwa-Zulu Natal. This year’s theme lays it on for you - take ‘DURBAN: CONCRETE CIRCUS’ and let your imagination run wild with it! What is Interpret Durban? Established in 2010, Interpret Durban aims to showcase the city of Durban and its people by hosting a multi-disciplinary creative contest with great prizes. Everything comes together at the final exhibition, which doubles as a party and awards ceremony for the entries that stand out. The unique venues, artists, live music, décor and every other aspect of the night show off the best this city has to offer. Winning Designs Top 3 winning designs along with artist signature will be printed on Springleap shirts and sold in our Springleap store. For prizes, see below. DESIGN CRITERIA We will only accept designs in keeping with the Interpret Durban 4 theme,“DURBAN: CONCRETE CIRCUS“ SUBMISSION CRITERIA - A3 Print Quality Adobe PDF for exhibition purposes AND a separate PDF with a high resolution artist’s signature (required to accompany your artwork on the printed t-shirts if it’s selected as a winning design) - email these to email@example.com - We cannot accommodate designs on sleeves, collars, hems or backs - The t-shirt will be printed on white, so please create your artwork accordingly (for info on this, please download the Design Pack from our Submit Page - it contains all you need to know and T-shirt templates in .psd) - Submit electronically via our Submit page - Submission deadline: EXTENDED to midnight Sunday August 25th 2013! PRIZES This year’s T-shirt design challenge offers illustrators and designers just the kind of toys they’re after - WACOM INTUOS 5 TABLETS and cash money! That’s right, check it out: 1st - 1 x A4 Wacom Intuos tablet* 2nd - 1 x A5 Wacom Intuos tablet* 3rd - R2000 cold hard cash money *prizes kindly sponsored by iComputing Solutions READY TO DROP YOUR DESIGNS ON US? INTERESTING FACTOID: our CEO and founder Eran Eyal and Travis Lyle, our Community & Content Manager, are both originally from Durban. Eran Eyal had this to say: “Springleap was born in Durban! Eric Edelstein and I were originally Durbanites that started with a couple of awesome retail stores that evolved into the Springleap concept. It’s enormously exciting to be involved in creativity in our hometown - Durban’s always been a great birthplace of creatives that have gone out in the world to do great things. This challenge celebrates that talent.” T’s & C’s 1. Submissions containing obscenities or hate speech are not allowed. 2. By submitting your artwork you are licensing Interpret Durban to use any work or captured images for future events, the website, promotion or other purposed. You still retain rights to your work. 3. All work will be credited where applicable. 4. Any attempt by a participant to influence the result or subvert the competition will lead to immediate disqualification. 5. Springleap reserves the right to approve or reject submissions in line with the requirements of the design challenge brief. 6. Only original works will be accepted. 7. Each designer may submit up to a maximum of five (5) designs. 8. Awarded designers will be chosen by the Springleap design panel in consultation with the client (Interpret Durban). 9. Standard Springleap Terms & Conditions apply over and above. 10. Springleap reserves the right to request high-resolution artwork of entries submitted in this design challenge for non-commercial use, such as media covering the process. 11. Submissions in the contest will run from July 30th to August 25th 2013, and voting will occur simultaneously. 12. Springleap and/or the client reserve the right to extend the contest period. 13. Final winner/s will be announced on August 31st at Interpret Durban 4 (or a later date subject to change if the contest period is extended) via Springleap.com, its Facebook page and associated social media channels and partner and affiliate sites. 14. Winning designs are final and no correspondence will be entered into. 15. Prizes are not transferable.