Jacks of PNG through the Management of City Pharmacy Limited announced the Top 5 winners of the Design PNG – PNG’s Most Influential Design Competition at the Jacks of PNG Retail shop at Waigani Central last night.
The Top 5 winners were Max Talian (POM), Arison Kul (POM), LaForce Mand (LAE), Dian Neah (LAE) and Junior Nalo (MANUS), who all walked away with K2000 each.
CEO for CPL GROUP, Mr Navin Raju said in Papua New Guinea, as you travel around the province, there is an abundance of talent, there’s so many different cultures, there are so many different colors and there’s so many diverse variety of the art from one province to another.
“Jacks of PNG and CPL Group took this initiative to actually give the talent based in PNG an avenue or platform to showcase their designs”, said Mr Raju.
He said the team here at Jacks of PNG has done a tremendous job in organizing this. The event was actually launched in November last year and going through the process was a difficult task of getting all the designs all over the country.
He also thanked the Judges who took time and effort because it was quite a tough job going through all the 330 designs.
“As I’ve said, this whole competition has given an avenue to the artists/designers of PNG to showcase their talent. Apart from the prize money of K2000, the winners are signing a contract for Royalty so if we use their design for the product, we are not just giving them K2,000 and going to make a profit out of their designs but we are actually contributing back to them as winners”, said Mr Raju
He also said that all this designs are going back to their team in Fiji and if they are interested in using any of the other designs that were not in the Top 5, they will be contacted and will be signing a contract and will also be given a fair amount of Royalty.