Spark A Revolution Of Beauty And Celebrate Your Independence With Roland’s Design Competition


Roland DG South Africa requires high powered, energetic and impactful art for its new design competition. The company is offering R50,000 for you to light your fellow creatives’ spirit and to entice them to a party that celebrates Roland’s 32 years of liberating creatives to take charge of their destiny - hereby improving all our lives with their selfless beauty.











The design competition is open to ANY artist.
Creatives have until Midnight on Sunday 8 September 2019 to submit their designs.
Roland will need a design that can be used for web banners and other collateral.

First Prize - R30,000 Cash

Second Prize: R15,000 Cash

Third Prize: R5,000 Cash


The logo and theme needs to be designed around and embody the theme of freedom and creativity. Refuse to wilt under ugliness, using design and beauty as your weapon of choice.

Here are some suggestion wording to use.
Feel free to use your own too.

Born Free. Stay Free. Live Free or Die.
Born Free - Stay Free
Art is Freedom
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
Talent. Attitude. Altitude
Art is a Scream of Freedom
Set your Genius Free
Creativity Unlimited
Free the Creativity
Design Superpowers
Free All Creatives
Designers Gonna Design

Keep the following elements in mind as inspiration for your logo and art: 

Keep raising the bar, don't be satisfied with the status quo and constantly invite new ideas and new players. Membership is automatic, you make a difference, you are one of us, no dues other than shocking us with your beautiful innovations and upping your standards of quality and perfection. A community of beautiful creations, that shock stun and make us marvel at the beauty that lives in the next person. Don't tell us the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.
We inspire each other in a never ending race, displacing each other in our quest for adding greater value to society.  Today we might be second best, tomorrow we know we might be the best - the quest is never ending. No directors, committees, nannies or politicians needed, our passion is society’s benefactor. Those who want to exercise power over us should seek less passionate folk to mess with.
Artwork will need to be easily reproduced for online digital promotion and for printing and branding.
Design your logo element in an way that it can be branded easily.
Upload your entry is a format for easy previewing. If your design wins we will request  the open editable files.
Please ensure that all artwork submitted can be reproduced at high resolution and scale.
The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained.
Late entries will automatically be disqualified. Deadline is midnight on Sunday 8 September 2019
All artwork submitted can be used as design elements and become property of Telpro management (Pty) Ltd.

The brief is a guide but open to your interpretation

The brief is purposely open - but to help a little we are looking for a visual design that can sum up Freedom and Creativity. A saying or word, a logo, a design that will inspire others when they see it. Creativity is limitless and open to possibility, let your creativity flow. 

It will be used to excite the creatives out there to leap their boundaries, stretch their limits to explore, create, design and discover what it means to truly be creative. 


Well done everyone!

// The Winners
1 Sabelo Shabangu - R30,000
2 Angelique Gomes - R15,000
3 Motlatsi Kathekiso - R5,000
4 Craig Wells - R2,500

> We added a fourth winner to this category.

// Winners – Spirit - We added this category
1 Melindi Jacobs - R10,000
2 Kobus Galloway - R5,000
3 Marvin Rampai - R2,500

> Since some designs just moved us but that couldn't be classified easily as branding, we melted and added more prizes to the mix.

// Winners - Essence - R1000 each
Genavieve Cassidi Faulkner
Aventhea Kearns
Caitlyn Moodley

Designs that just missed out in the selection process, but we felt needed to be mentioned for their efforts.

* Special Mentions – Logo *
Doron De Coombes, Ansah George,
Nzuzo Mthemba
, Marius do Toit & Tlholo Modiba
, Craig Wells
, Wesley du Plooy, Lorna Morrel
, Joe Pieterse
, Reece Pilay
, Debbie Jardin
, Connor Smith

* Special Mentions - Spirit *
Wesley Du Plooy, Johaan Alison, Brandon Hong, Catherine Potgieter, Belinda Potgieter

  • Rodrigo Duterte
    Freedom of expression is very important.
    Rodrigo Duterte
  • Larry Wilmore
    I have a free voice. I have a free mind. I have freedom of expression.
    Larry Wilmore
  • James Russell Lowell
    Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
    James Russell Lowell
  • Medgar Evers
    Freedom has never been free.
    Medgar Evers
  • Henry David Thoreau
    This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
    Henry David Thoreau
  • Jenova Chen
    Creativity is not talent but attitude.
    Jenova Chen
  • Pablo Picasso
    The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
    Pablo Picasso
  • Daniel Bell
    Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.
    Daniel Bell
  • Kanye West
    Art is to be free. Design is to fix.
    Kanye West
  • Katherine Johnson
    I like to learn. That's an art and a science.
    Katherine Johnson
  • Edgar Degas
    Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
    Edgar Degas
  • Khalil Gibran
    Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
    Khalil Gibran
  • Pablo Picasso
    Art is a lie that makes us realise truth
    Pablo Picasso
  • Albert Camus
    Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better
    Albert Camus
  • Neil Blumenthal
    Creativity flows when curiosity is stoked.
    Neil Blumenthal
  • William Hazlitt
    The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
    William Hazlitt
  • Indra Devi
    Freedom is living without chains.
    Indra Devi
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Freedom is from within.
    Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Nina Simone
    I'll tell you what freedom is to me: no fear. I mean really, no fear!
    Nina Simone
  • Erick Hoffer.
    People unfit for freedom — who cannot do much with it — are hungry for power. The desire for freedom says, ‘leave me alone and I shall grow, learn, and realise my capacities.’
    Erick Hoffer.

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