Design Competition Terms and Conditions


TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Design Competition – Stand a chance to WIN one of two 12 Months paid fashion or design internship (full time / part time) at Jo’burg based Bag Design House and Manufacturers, Parco Bags CC


Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully.

Your participation in or entrance to this Competition will constitute your agreement that you have read, understood and agrees to comply with these Terms and Conditions and its Annexures.

If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions and its Annexures, please do not participate.

The Terms and Conditions and its Annexures set out below apply to all participants submitting entries for the Design Competition.



The Design Competition (“the Competition”) is conducted by Parco Bags CC (“the Promoter”), Unit 23 King Square Commercial Park, 51 Genesis Blvd, Johannesburg. Telephone number: 011 830 2106. The competition Terms and Conditions and its Annexures will also be made available on



2.1        This competition is limited to residents of South Africa, specifically:

2.1.1     Final Year Fashion or Design Students/Graduates; or

2.1.2     Hardworkers with Design Experience and a passion for fashion.

2.2        In addition, the following people shall not be eligible to participate in this competition:

2.2.1     Directors, members, partners, promotional and advertising agents or other agents, merchandisers, employees or consultants directly or indirectly controlled by the promoter and the organisers of the Competition.

2.2.2     People who are not legal residents and/or legal citizens of the Republic of South Africa.

2.2.3     Spouse, life partner, parent, child, brother, sister, business partner or associate of any of the persons specified in 2.2.1 above.

2.2.4     Persons under the age of 18 years.

2.3        By entering you agree to all applicable Terms and Conditions and Annexures of this document.

2.4        Persons willing to relocate at their own costs should it be required.

2.5        Persons with no criminal record and/or no pending cases in a court of law or other forum pertaining to any alleged criminal activity or other irregularities in terms of any rule, policy, regulation or law.



This competition is open from 1 September 2017 till 30 November 2017 @ 24h00. No entries received after midnight on 30 November 2017 will be accepted.



4.1        To enter you will be required to design either one of the following options:

4.1.1     Ladies handbag with a matching wallet; or

4.1.2     Men’s overnight travel bag with a matching wallet.

4.2        Send your design process/visual diary with your final artwork in PDF format, with your

full name and contact details to: on or before 24h00 30 November 2017.

4.3        Any medium can be used to create your artwork, e.g.: pencil drawing, painting, computer design or mixed


4.4        The design and related work should be your own idea and creation of artwork – thus your own work. You warrant the design and/or any related work does not infringe upon or violate any Intellectual Property Rights of any third party.

4.5        You should be computer literate.

4.6        Photoshop knowledge is required.

4.7        Only one entry is permitted per person.

4.8        You agree to the Internship Program (Annexure A) and Job Description (Annexure B) (as may be applicable).

4.9        You agree to be available to commence the internship in January 2018, which internship will be subject to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, relevant labour laws and normal company hours, rules, policies and procedures.  Further details will be disclosed to winners.

4.10      All designs created to enter the competition, as well as ideas, designs and related work created by the winner and ideas, designs and related work in his / her capacity as an intern during the internship programme, are owned by Parco Bags CC and Parco Bags CC will have the full right to use and change any of the ideas, designs and related work at any given time without consent from the winner.


  1. Prizes:

5.1        Participants stand a chance to win a 12 (twelve) months paid internship at the following options:

5.1.1     Full time internship – salary of R 7000.00 gross per month; or

5.1.2     Part time internship – salary of R 3500.00 gross per month.

5.2        The winner will be announced and contacted telephonically on 11 December 2017. The announcement will be confirmed via email.

5.3        Should unforeseen circumstances prevent the winner to be announced on 11 December 2017, the winner will be announced on the next available date. If a participant cannot be reached or does not respond after 2 (two) attempts in 7 (seven) days from the first notification, the participant (the prize winner) will automatically forfeit their right to receive the prize and a replacement prize winner will be selected.

5.4        The prize is not exchangeable for cash and not transferable to any third party.  Winners have to identify themselves with a bar coded South African ID book and will be required to sign an Internship Agreement as acceptance of the prize.

5.5        The promoter may disqualify the participant / winner or the participant / winner will forfeit the prize, where after the promoter may announce a new winner, at its sole discretion in the event:

5.5.1     Of breach of these Terms and Conditions or suspicion of any irregularities or fraudulent activities.

5.5.2     Should the winner not agree to the employment terms prior to commencement of the internship.



  1.         Except in so far as is provided for in the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008, the judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  2.         You will be required to provide your full name, email address and other related information when entering this competition. The promoter, its affiliates and subsidiaries will collect and use your personal data listed herein in order to enable your participation in this competition and for related online activities. Your personal data will be used to enter you in this competition and for the promoter’s, its affiliates and subsidiaries’ marketing purposes and, by participating in the competition, you consent to the transfer, storage and processing of the data in South Africa, which consent may be withdrawn at any time by written notification to the promoter. We keep your personal data to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations. We will not use your personal data for a different purpose without first obtaining your permission. We do not allow third parties to use your personal information.  Any personal information submitted by you will be used solely in accordance with the current South African data protection legislation and the promoter’s privacy policies.
  3.         By providing a submission, you grant the promoter and its affiliated and subsidiary companies the right, except where prohibited by law, to use your name for competition purposes in promoting or publicising the competition, including right to name the winner of the prize in public and/or any social media forum. promoter, however, does not have any obligation to use the winning entries for any purpose. The promoter reserves the right to request that any images taken of the winner or staff be used for marketing purposes in any manner they deem fit, without any further remuneration being made payable to the winner, which request the winner may decline. All entries become the property of promoter. By entering this competition, the promoter reserves the right to communicate with you at any time during or after the competition.
  4. The participant indemnifies and hold harmless the promoter, its advertising agencies, advisers, suppliers, its affiliates and subsidiaries’ and nominated agents against any and all claims for any accident, injury, harm, death, costs, damages or losses whether direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise, arising from any cause whatsoever connected to or arising from their participation in any way in this competition and the redemption of the prize.  The participant’s entry is at his/her own risk and indemnifies and hold harmless the promoter, its advertising agencies, advisers, suppliers, its affiliates and subsidiaries’ and nominated agents against any and all claims, loss and damages from any third party arising from any breach of copyright and / or any other intellectual property rights.
  5. The promoter and its agencies reserve the right to correct any errors and omissions and reserve the right to cancel or postpone the competition at any time.  
  6. The promoter assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. The promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by promoter on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this competition or downloading any materials in this competition.
  7. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa. 


Annexure A





Program layout


The purpose of the induction meeting, is to orient the students, in order for them to reap the maximum benefits of the internship. The following should be explained at the meeting:


Explain the Mission of the Organization

  • How did the organization start? Why?
  • What is unique about your product?
  • Who benefits from your product?
  • What are the organization’s current objectives?
  • How may the interns contribute to those objectives?


 Explain the Organization Structure

  • Who reports to whom, and who, specifically, are the interns’ supervisors?
  • Introduce the interns to their allocated supervisors.
  • Further explain the various departments, in which each intern will be working.
  • How are decisions made?
  • Which personnel can answer different kinds of questions?


Outline Organizational Rules, Policies and expectations

  • Is there special industry jargon?
  • What are the specific work standards and procedures?
  • What access to the supervisor (days, times, and duration) does the intern have?
  • How should they process requests?
  • How do the mail, telephone and e-mail/network systems work?
  • What are the approved forms for correspondence?
  • By what safety regulations must they abide?
  • Is there a procedure for signing off completed work?
  • What periodic forms or reports need to be completed?
  • Are there security or confidentiality issues the intern should be aware of?
  • What is acceptable with regard to dress and appearance?
  • How should they maintain the premises and their work area?


Define the Intern’s Responsibilities

  • What is the intern’s role?
  • What projects will be assigned to him or her?
  • What resources are available to the intern?
  • What training is necessary?
  • How does the organization want the intern to deal with clients and vendors?
  • What tasks can be completed without supervisory approval?
  • Do other employees understand the intern’s role?


Monitor the Intern’s Adjustment and Understanding of What is Expected

  • Make yourself visibly available to the intern and encourage the intern to ask questions
  • Assign someone who can periodically “check-in” with the intern
  • Provide feedback and constructive criticism


Lastly, allow the intern to meet and interact with the staff, to become comfortable in the environment.


(sourced from: Starting and Maintaining A Quality Internship Program, By Michael True)



Each intern should be allocated a mentor, within the department he/she will be working.


 The mentor should provide the intern with the following:

  • Motivation.
  • Providing leadership.           
  • Must be approachable – easy to communicate with.
  • Assist in the developing and training of the intern.
  • Delegate daily tasks.
  • Evaluate the intern’s progress.




It is important that all interns, and mentors get together every week, in order to discuss the tasks of the week ahead, provide a breakdown of what is to be expected, and evaluate the previous week’s performance.


The interns will appreciate the constant feedback, as the purpose of an internship, is to learn as much as possible.




Once the internship comes to an end, a final evaluation should take place. The intern should be evaluated based on the following:


  • Overall attitude.
  • Work quality.
  • Timeliness.
  • Ability to take and follow direction.
  • Work habits.
  • Areas which may need development.
  • Communication skills.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Teamwork skills.
  • Industry specific skills.


Annexure B





  • Researching and keeping up with advertising trends.
  • Researching the target audience of the product to be advertised.
  • Conceptualizing designs by knowing your target audience, the purpose, whether its corporate or social, etc.


Assisting with website updates

  • Learning the basics of WordPress
  • Assisting web designers with website updates using WordPress and your creative eye.


Designing advertising campaigns

  • Doing adequate research beforehand.
  • Conceptualizing with the help of the marketing department.
  • Constant liaising with superiors throughout design process.
  • Liaising with printers concerning materials, timelines, quotations, etc.
  • Must be able to take and follow direction with excellent communicative skills throughout the process.


Photo Studio

  • Learning the basics of photography, stuffing the bags, quality check, lighting etc.
  • Basic photo retouching, editing and deep etching.
  • Resizing images for web, social media and blog post purposes.

Graphic designers make use of programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator on a daily basis.



Research and concept development

  • Researching and keeping up with fashion, purse and handbag trends.
  • Researching the target audience.
  • Researching the client (retail stores) – their product history/current merchandise/sales/    other suppliers/preferred styles and materials, etc.



  • Selecting styles based on research conducted.
  • Reviewing concepts/materials/patterns.
  • Working inside the photo studio – photographing various styles and trends.
  • Developing designs electronically on Photoshop/Illustrator, using photographs and research conducted.
  • Research pricing of materials and accessories in accordance with your design.
  • Conducting quality checks on products, materials and accessories.
  • Creating product listings on Excel, allocating item numbers, including photographs, etc.


Photo studio

  • Preparing bags – stuffing, positioning, lighting.
  • Quality check- zippers, compartments, material, accessories.
  • Photograph bags at various angles.
  • Tag bags.
  • Measure and weigh bags – information to be stored electronically.


Fashion designers will make use of programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator on a daily basis.