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Interpret Durban is one of those great events that acknowledges and encourages the creativity of Durbanites.  The main event is happening on 29 September (more about that later) but one of the most exciting aspects of the event is already underway: the Art Competition, where we get to see just how this city is being thought about, talked about and portrayed.

Don’t you love the Art Deco style of this poster?

The Art Competition is broken up into four categories this year:

·         Video – “A moment, a time, a place”  (Open)

·         Photography – “What is a Postcard?” (Open)

·         Mix Medium “Windows of Durban” (Open)

·         And T-shirt Design “Enter Durban” (invite only)

“The T-shirt design element was the corner stone of Interpret Durban from its start in 2010, building on that they have decided to up the ante this year and make this particular category an invite only affair and as such will be inviting some of Durban’s freshest, most forward thinking and talented designers to compete. The top 3 design entries will be put onto O’Neill shirts along with the artists name and signature. These shirts will then be sold at the O’Neill concept store as well as independently by the event organisers. Proceeds of these shirt sales will be going to a phenomenal organisation by the name of Umthombo who do some kickass work rehabilitating street kids in and around the Durban using high intensity sports such as surfing as  part of the rehabilitation process,” say the organisers.

Entry forms for each of the three open categories can be found on the Interpret Durban website ( www.interpretdurban.com )and submissions close the 25th September at 12h00.

As usual, I am always keen to support an event with a social conscience so, for more information about all things Interpret Durban see

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