In a nutshell
At the core of the TrashBack initiative lies our incentivised recycling project uphinda-phindo!, but recently we have begun to branch out into other exciting fields. One of our latest additions involves engaging with the local second hand clothing market, where we sell cost-effective second hand clothes to local community vendors and use the proceeds to directly fund rewards for uphinda-phindo! (Xhosa for ‘to repeat’)
So far the second hand clothes have come from a variety of generous men and women from around our beautiful Mother City, and we are currently setting up a number of more permanent clothing collection points. The first of these have been placed in public locations around Hout Bay, and we have chosen big, bright orange wheelie bins as our clothing collection containers.
Clothes only please!
We seriously dig the idea of waste going into a bin, as opposed to onto the floor, but our special clothing bins are very picky when it comes to what they like, and so we need to make sure they aren’t mistaken for regular waste bins. Our bins are due for a make over and we’ve decided to make it fun by letting the creatives explore and express their creativity. We are running a ‘design and build’ competition, and would like YOU to come up with a fab design for our orange bins, something that will stand out and encourage clothing instead of rubbish.
The competition comes in two stages: design & build. The first stage (design) entails creating a few concept images, showing how your bin will stand out in a crowd. Anyone who enters must be willing to follow through with the second stage of the competition (build), which requires the top three designs to be implemented on a real bin to compete for three amazing prizes!
Why would you do this? Well, above all else, this is a great opportunity for you to get involved in a very worthy cause, but just in case you need more motivation, we are offering:
Three incredible Grand prizes for the build winners:
Aquila game reserve overnight safari.
A night away for two adults in a 4-star luxury chalet, welcome drinks, 3 meals and
2 game drives… yes please!
Old Mac Daddy retreat.
A night away for two at this luxury trailer park in Elgin, surrounded by orchards, vineyards, frog-song ponds and dusty mountain-bike roads.
1 year’s PRO subscription to an amazing online digital mood-board editor,
valued at over R2000!
Three Spot prizes during the competition:
- Tickets for RAMfest Cape Town
- Congratulations Courtney for your winning photo!
- Tickets for the Flamjangled Tea Party
- Congratulations to Basil and Robert for your winning video!
- Daddy Long Legs night for two!
- Congratulations to Iman Kariem for the up-cycling idea!
- The purpose of the bins is to collect donated clothes from the public.
- Clothing bins will be situated in supermarkets, schools, restaurants and other such public areas. (Please bear this in mind, as your design has to maintain a certain level of suitability & sensitivity to its public location).
- We want you to create a design that will enhance our clothing collection bins.
- The design can be on the bin or protruding from the sides, back or top.
- The design is going to be applied to multiple bins, so it needs to be easy to replicate and implement.
- ANYTHING GOES! From over-sized characters to stencils or 3D decoration, you pretty much have free reign as long as it’s eye-catching, memorable and appealing.
- Download the Bin Design Guidelines document here, which includes eight views of the bin. Take care to follow specifications on logo and information display.
- The creators of the top three designs will be required to implement their designs on a single bin during a Build Day on 14 April 2012.
- We will provide you with assistance during the build (e.g. some volunteers to help as well as any suitable recycled materials that we have at our disposal).
- During this build stage, all material costs will be covered by TrashBack, but should be kept as low as possible (see judging criteria).
- Please contact us should you need anything else.
We are not providing any constraints for the medium, but just bear in mind that it needs to be affordable, replicable and preferably sustainable (e.g. made from recycled or reused materials). We are currently using vinyl decals, but feel free to think ‘outside the bin’ a little.
We would like to see the flat artwork, as well as a mock up. Whether this is hand drawn, Photoshop’ed or vectorised, is entirely up to you. We would also like to hear a bit about the inspiration for your chosen design(s), please keep it short and sweet: max 250 words.
Each of the following will vote towards ranking the top 3:
- Heath Nash makes cool things
- Marc & Lyall from thingking
- Danielle Ehrlich from liv
- Public vote
- TrashBack team
- Hout Bay Recycling team
Your design will be judged according to the following, in no specific order:
- cost (lower is better)
- presentation of required content (see the brief)
- ease of implementation and replication
Date: Saturday 14 April 2012
Public voting period on top 3 designs: Monday 9 April – Friday 13 April 2012
After the design submission, the top 3 designs will be placed on the TrashBack website, where the public will be able to vote. This vote counts towards ranking the top 3, so spread your work! The rest of the votes will be cast on the build day by our panel of judges.
- Please do not use, abuse, replicate, distribute, etc. any part of the imagery or branding supplied for this competition, unless it is to enter this competition.
- TrashBack will retain rights to any material submitted for this competition.
- TrashBack members and their immediate family are not allowed to enter this competition.
- Winners of the Spot prizes will be notified on:
Monday 5 March 2012,
Monday 12 March 2012, and
Monday 26 March 2012
- Winners of the Design stage will be notified on Monday 9 April 2012
- Winners of the Build stage will be decided on the build day.
- All winners of all prize categories will be notified via email and SMS, and it will be announced on facebook and twitter.
- The ranking for the three Grand prizes will decided by public vote between Sunday
- Cut off for public votes is at 12pm (CAT) on Friday 13 April 2012.
- The judges’ decision is final.