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Design the new Coles shopping bags

Your Bag Design Could Win Your School $5,000!

Coles and Clean Up Australia are teaming up to give 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 better for the environment because they can be used over and over again. Then at the end of their lives, these bags can be recycled through the REDcycle bins at Coles. These bags are also great for our community because all the proceeds from the sale of these bags go to Coles community and charity partners including Clean Up Australia.

Great Cash 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 $250 Coles Gift Card will be awarded to the student who created the winning design. A total of 12 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 14th December 2017.  

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.

The bag design will also need to include:

  • The designers first name & school name; students should think about the way an artist signs their name or leaves their personal mark on a painting. This should be included at the bottom of the bag design.

  • Be designed in full colour print – we want our bags to be bold.

Otherwise the design style is completely up to students. Designs could include photography, illustrations, graphic designs or drawings. Please refer to the competition full terms & conditions below.

All proceeds from the bags will be donated to our charity / cause partners. In 2018 these will be Clean Up Australia, Guide Dogs, Little Athletics and SecondBite.

How to Enter

1: Download the die lines of the example bag Download Here

2: Ensure your design is contained within the die lines.

2: Design the bag using one of the 2 specified design themes as your inspiration.

3: Save your final design as a PDF document no larger than 8MB

4: Complete one entry form per bag design submission.

5: Email your bag design PDF document & entry form to:

6: All entries to this mailbox must be received no later than midnight on Thursday 14th December 2017.


Terms & Conditions

For full Terms & Conditions Click Here


How will the entries be judged?

1: The bag entries will be judged by a panel from Coles, our charity / cause partners & 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 December 2018. The winners will be announced in early 2018.

Download these items to Enter

1: Die line of the example bag. Ensure your design fits within the lines. Download Here

2: Entry Form Download Here