The winner of each category will receive a cash prize of R50 000, with runners-up walking away with R15 000. On top of this, category winners will then be entered into the auspicious gala exhibition, and stand the chance to be named the PPC Imaginarium Champion - a title that comes with a R100 000 grand prize.
The Film category works a little differently. Aspiring filmmakers must submit a proposal for a film to a panel of judges. Based on their submissions, a group of Film category finalists will be chosen, with each receiving a R35 000 budget to produce their film. A winner will then be chosen, receive their R50 000 cash prize, and be entered into the gala exhibition alongside the 5 other category finalists.
As well as the cash prizes, entrants can expect to receive the kind of exposure a creative needs to launch their career. Throughout the competition, both entrants and their work will be profiled on a host of media platforms, such as magazines, radio, TV, blogs (such as Between 10 and 5 ), and social media.
Finalists will also have their work shown at a number of auspicious galleries and exhibitions, such as:
The Young Blood Gallery & First Thursdays - February 2016, Cape Town
The Design Indaba Conference and Expo - February 2016, Cape Town
UJ Art Gallery - March 2016, Johannesburg
Pretoria Arts Association - April 2016, Pretoria
Turbine Art Fair - July 2016, Johannesburg
100% Design (Decorex) - August 2016, Midrand
The PPC Imaginarium Awards are fortunate enough to work with some of the most influential South African creatives. All entrants will receive the unique opportunity to be mentored by these thought-leaders, providing an invaluable learning experience.