Roland needs your art for their latest design competition, where it will be used to create a positive and more upbeat society over the coming year. The design competition is open to any artist. Creatives have until midnight on 8 September to submit their designs. 

The company is offering R50,000 for you to light your fellow creatives’ spirit and celebrate Roland’s 32 years of liberating creatives to take charge of their destiny – hereby improving all our lives with their selfless beauty.

First prize: R30,000 cash.
Second prize: R15,000 cash.
Third prize: R5000 cash.


Roland will need a design that can be used for web banners and other collateral like T-shirt designs, print and cut stickers, billboards or A1 posters, etc. The logo and theme needs to be designed around and embody the theme: ‘Born Free…Stay Free! Live Free or Die.’ We refuse to wilt under ugliness, using beauty and love as our weapon of choice.

The brief is purposely open – but to help a little, Roland is 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.

Artwork will need to be easily reproduced for online digital promotion and for printing and branding. Design your logo element in a way that it can be branded easily.

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.

‘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.

‘No matter how noble the objectives of a government, if it blurs decency and kindness, cheapens human life, and breeds ill will and suspicion — it is an evil government.’ -Erick Hoffer.

Competition rules:

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained.

Late entries will automatically be disqualified. Deadline is midnight on 8 September.

All artwork submitted can be used as design elements and become property of Telpro management (Pty) Ltd.

For more information, and to enter, visit:

Roland DG
Tel: (+27 11) 875 9300