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Schools bag
design competition

Your bag design could win your school $5,000!

Coles are giving all primary and secondary school students across Australia the opportunity to design the new range of Coles reusable shopping bags and win fantastic prizes.

The new range of sturdy, durable, multi-use shopping bags are great for the environment because they can be used over and over again. These bags are also great for our community because a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these bags will go to Coles community partners.

Great prizes for great designs

Each selected bag design will be rewarded with $5000 for your school to spend on an environmental or sustainability project, plus a $500 Coles Gift Card awarded to the student who created the winning design. No less than 7 amazing bag designs will be selected.

Instructions for schools

All primary and secondary schools in Australia are eligible to participate. All you need to do is encourage your students to take part and make sure their entries are submitted by midnight on Monday 22nd October 2018.

Instructions for students

Bag Designs

We are looking for original bag designs that are bold, creative and desirable. Your bag design should be based on one of the following design themes:

  1. Nature and our environment.
  2. Delicious, fresh food.
  3. "Happiness is ____?"
  4. "Where my imagination takes me..."

The design style is completely up to students. Designs could include photography, illustrations, graphic designs or drawings. Students can enter as many times as they like however, each design must be an original.

How to Enter

  1. Download the die lines of the example bag.
  2. Ensure your design is contained within the die lines.
  3. Design the bag using one of the 4 specified design themes as your inspiration.
  4. Save your final design as a PDF document no larger than 8MB
  5. Complete one entry form per bag design submission.
  6. Email your bag design PDF document & entry form to:
  7. All entries to this mailbox must be received no later than midnight on Monday 22nd October 2018.

How will the entries be judged?

  1. The bag entries will be judged by a panel from Coles and our design agencies.
  2. The bag entries will be judged based on the use of the design theme, creativity, attractiveness and desirability of the design.
  3. The winning designs will be selected in October 2018. The winners will be announced in March 2019.


Download these items to enter