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Springleap and AFI presents: 'Fastrack' design competition - US$1250

shoutOut on 1/7/11 by DuncanBoxie in wordUp

Get ready to fast-track your fashion career with African Fashion International (AFI) and Springleap!

‘AFI Fastrack’ is looking for a t-shirt design epitomising the South African youth culture of today!

Sustainable Luxury, Friendly Design and the concept of ‘AFI Fastrack’ , are the central themes that AFI believes are most important to the growth of youth culture in our country and would like you to create a design that reflects these ideals.

So, what exactly do these themes mean?

Sustainable luxury - This is design that is ethical, well designed, and is a product of South Africa’s developing industry

Friendly Design - Design that teaches/shows a conscious level of design and thought

‘AFI Fastrack’ - Finding a design that will be used as a component in the ‘AFI Fastrack’ platform

‘AFI Fastrack’ is an amazing initiative between AFI and Foschini that is aimed at fast-tracking the careers of students and graduates of design and the retail industry in South Africa. AFI has made it their focus to find out what is essential to youth in the fashion industry and make it accessible.

Day 1 of Cape Town Fashion Week S/S 2011 will kick-off with Foshini AFI FASTRACK DAY on the 13th of July.
This much anticipated Cape Town event will feature a graduate design competition that will be centred around recruitment, interactive workshops, street fashion, as well as entertainment.
The design gurus at Foschini will also be at the ‘AFI Fastrack’ event in order to share their invaluable knowledge through various workshops.

Fast-track your career today by creating an awesome design that can be sold internationally and make you lots and lots of money .

This is a Springleap SPRINT COMPETITION , which means that it is conducted over a short period of time.
You will need to put on your thinking caps and design with haste if you want to WIN this competition.
However, with a HUGE US$1250 up for grabs, there is every reason to make the effort.

The fact that it is a SPRINT COMPETITION also means that submissions and voting will open on 01 July and both end on 12 July .

Get your friends and family to vote vote vote as soon as they can!

To keep up to date with all the exciting ‘AFI Fastrack’ news, please visit their Facebook page .

‘AFI Fastrack’ , in collaboration with Foschini and the Cape Town fashion Council (CTFC) has developed a day at the Cape Town Fashion Week S/S 2011 that speaks directly to the young designers (graphic, clothing, textile and surface) of South African , aimed at fast-tracking post graduates and young designers’ careers in all aspects.

‘AFI Fastrack’ offers:
1. Employment opportunities
2. Design opportunities
3. Cash prizes to get your career started

This t-shirt design competition is set up to give the young students, post grads and young people starting in the industry the opportunity to compete for a t-shirt design that will be produced for retail and sold in different areas in the country.

You are required to design a t-shirt graphic that is in line with the themes set out above.

Target market:
Design students in all disciplines - graphic, clothing, textile and surface .
Current designers working in the industry.

‘AFI Fastrack’ have put up an awesome cash prize of US$1250 [or R10 000] for the winner of the competition.

1. You know the drill NO OBSCENITY, NO HATE SPEECH, ONLY ORIGINAL WORKS …all that jazz.
2. You can submit up to 5 designs so go wild! The more designs you submit the greater chances you have of winning!
3. Winners will now be chosen using votes as an indicator. The top 10 voted designs will get the golden stamp of approval and go in for review. The final verdict will come down to our esteemed design panel here at Springleap in conjunction with African Fashion International.
4. Standard Springleap terms and conditions apply over and above
5. AFI and Springleap reserve the rights to request the high-resolution artwork of any entry submitted into the ‘AFI Fastrack’ competition for non-commercial benefit such as an even media covering the process – but do not own the rights to any of the designs except the winner and thus may not print these runner-up designs for commercial resale unless by consent and arrangement in writing with the designer concerned.

Submissions for designs open: 1 July 2021
Submissions for designs close: 12 July 2021
Voting starts: 1 July 2021
Voting ends: 12 July 2021
Winner announced: 13 July 2021

Get started on your designs by downloading the Springleap t-shirt Submission Kit at www.springleap.com and get started right away!

Confused or uncertain about anything?

Post your questions about the AFI FASTRACK theme competition below or click our online support button to the left of our header.

Good Luck and Happy Designing!


I kinda feel like the extensions that seem to happen on most competitions are maybe a little unfair to the people who actually put in the effort to get something in by the deadline…

shoutBack on 14/7/11 by nicetomeetyou

Winner will be announced asap! So many awesome designs to choose from :)

shoutBack on 14/7/11 by DuncanBoxie

So, who’s the winner? __

shoutBack on 14/7/11 by zetyahardez

Almost finished with something pretty cool. Just wondering: does it need to have an AFI logo in there somewhere?

shoutBack on 7/7/11 by nicetomeetyou