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Jacks of PNG launched its Design competition this week on the 11th of November, to create a platform whereby local designers get to expose their talents.

Jack PNG HR Officer and spokesperson Steven Kinol said, “Jacks PNG Design competition is open on the 11th to the 20th of December 2020, and we are inviting everyone nation-wide to participate, there are no restrictions to age, gender and Province; everyone is welcome to participate.” CPL Managing Director Sir Mahesh Patel stated that the application forms are available at any City Pharmacy outlets nationwide- as we said no restrictions to age, gender, and Province." “Every applicant must be culturally sensitive with their designs, as we all know that PNG is culturally deep rooted and diverse, and any traditional designs must get the approval from clans and tribe leaders because we want to make sure we protect intellectual property and we want to make sure we respect our customs and cultures,“ said Sir Mahesh Patel. Meanwhile Mr Kinol said, “We hope to receive thousands of applicants nation-wide and the competition will close on the 20th of December and there will be cash prizes worth of K10,000 to be given away and the winning design will be featured in the Jacks of PNG Seasonal Merchandise 2021 and 2022, and the winner will have the privilege to showcase his or her talent throughout the country and in the international level.“

By Tamatangi PHILLIP
November 18, 2020