Streethouse launches T-shirt design competition
To get things going, the vendor announced last week it is running a competition to find the best T-shirt designers. This is also seen as an opportunity to launch the careers of young individuals in fashion design.
The clothing franchise said it is offering the nation’s up and coming best designers a chance to have their own T-shirt sold in Streethouse shops across the country. Speaking at the official launch of the competition, Streethouse Administrative Manager Deon Steenkamp said the competition is aimed at getting the youth back to basics again and change the lives of the children involved in the project.
“The competition is open to anyone who is 16 years or older and resides in Namibia. There are two categories in which one can enter, high school level or tertiary level. The category is also open for anyone who does not fall into the latter but is in the target age group”, said Streethouse Creative Director Davinson Mutinhiri.
Streethouse last held a competition in 2011 where contestants had to design a tekkie, ‘The Streethouse Design a Shoe competition’. The Streethouse Design a Shoe competition received well over 1000 entries, a number which Mutinhiri said was much more than they anticipated.
“This year we expect to receive a lot more or an equivalent number of entries to the Design a T-shirt Competition. This is because we have partnered which some really great organizations namely 99fm, DMS (Dynamic Mobile Solutions), One Africa Television and Saunderson & Co, who will all in a way help this year’s competition reach a larger number of people. The purpose of this competition is to enable not only the youth but all Namibians to contribute to the economy”, said Mutinhiri.
This year’s competition promises to be even bigger and more successful than the previous one with the prize money being N$50,000, which is N$25,000 more than the previous prize. The top five finalists will each get a 15% commission on all their T-shirts sold at Streethouse until November 2015. The closing date for the competition is 30 April 2015.