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A winner has been chosen for Big Blue’s 2006 Makhulu Polane design competition. Sulet Schulze’s iconoclastic ‘mechanimal’ range impressed the Big Blue team, with her winning ‘spoed.vark’ T-shirt embodying the ‘Big Idea’ driving the competition. In addition to a cash prize of R20 000, Schulze’s T-shirt will be sold in all Big Blue and Kitsch & Kool stores nationwide. The aim of the Makhulu Polane competition is to discover new, home-grown talent and foster support for local designers and aspiring artists. The competition is the first of its kind – open to anyone who feels they have a worthy, saleable T-shirt design. The Makhulu Polane will be an annual event, with the next one scheduled for mid-2007. For more information, and to view some of the top designs entered, visit Big Blue’s website, www.bigblue.co.za.