PEP Kitenge design competition

PEP Kitenge Design Competition 2018 (Win Up to UGX 3Million)

The PEP Kitenge design competition is an opportunity for many young designers to showcase their kitenge textile concepts for a chance to win prizes and kick-start their fashion career.

PEP is the largest clothing discount retailer in Africa, with 300 stores across 7 African Countries. PEP is new to Uganda, opening its first store in 2016. Already 11 PEP Stores in Uganda provide locals with affordable, good quality products. PEP strives to be the friendliest, most accessible discount retail destination in Uganda with stores offering the lowest prices every day on clothing, footwear, homeware, cellular products and more.

Kitenge or chitenge is an East African, West African and Central African fabric similar to sarong, often worn by women and wrapped around the chest or waist, over the head as a headscarf, or as a baby sling. Kitenges are similar to kangas and kikoy, but are of a thicker cloth and have an edging on only alongside.

Eligibility for PEP Kitenge design competition

The PEP Kitenge design competition is open to;

  • Citizens of Uganda, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia
  • With an eye for design
  • Can create a unique kitenge design
  • Any age group
  • With original artwork

The regional selection process starts on 21st May 2018 and ends on 11 June 2018.

Selected designs at a regional level will automatically be entered into the national competition. A panel of judges at PEP head office will select one (1) national winner and two (2) runner-up winners.

Winners will be announced on 20th July 2018.

Prizes to be won

There are many prizes to be won through the PEP Kitenge design competition which include cash and merchandise among others.  The winners will be chosen by a panel of PEP judges.

  • Grand Prize – UGX 3,000,000
  • PEP will also make a donation to an educational institution of the winner’s own choice

*Others prizes to be unveiled soon

How to Apply

Do you have an eye for design? This could be your chance to WIN BIG with PEP!

  1. Download and print the entry form (click here to download)
  2. Draw your own Kitenge textile design on the entry form
  3. Complete all sections of the entry form with your details to qualify
  4. Drop the entry form in the in-store entry box from 27 April

Deadline: 19th May 2018

(Note: This article is subject to change)


2 thoughts on “PEP Kitenge Design Competition 2018 (Win Up to UGX 3Million)

  1. Christa Rieger on Reply

    Morning. We’ve been on a contract in the Lower Zambezi until the end of June 2018. I’ve entered the Kitenge competition at the Chirundu Pep Branch. Now the contract is done and I’m back in S.Africa.

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