ENTRY INFO

The winner of the Fashion category will receive a R50 000 cash prize and be eligible for the R100 000 grand prize. Runners-up will receive a R15 000 cash prize. Finalists are guaranteed an exhibit of their work and online profiling of them and their projects.

YOUR BRIEF

Conceptualise a mini-collection that uses Portland cement-based concrete as a medium combined with other materials, such as textiles, leather, wood, bronze, glass etc.

While concrete must form the predominant conceptual and visual inspiration, unlike other categories, it doesn’t have to be the primary medium. This mini-collection of outfits can include three accessories and can be designed for men, women, or can be a mix of menswear and womenswear. Accompanying accessories can include bags, belts, hats, shoes, eyewear, headgear, and scarves. Entrants can paint and dip fabric using cement and concrete.
 


WHO CAN ENTER

All work entered into this category must be produced by:

  • Students in their final year of BAS, B.Tech or the equivalent at recognised universities in South Africa and Zimbabwe. 
  • Emerging designers, tailors and stylists who have not yet established themselves in the industry.
  • Participants must be 18 years or older.

VIEW RULES & ENTRY CRITERIA

FASHION DESIGN COMPETITION RULES AND ENTRY CRITERIA

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  • You online submission should be limited to 250 words, include design sketches and/ or a mood board to display patterns and colours and can include a short video.
  • When you submit your physical application, it must represent your online application
  • The final physical product must be accompanied by a printed copy of your online entry profile (the conceptual statement, technical statement, and reference images).
  • Simple assembly and disassembly instructions must be included. It’s recommended you assemble the collection yourself, but if this isn’t possible, we must be able to contact you for advice
  • The entry must be designed so that it can be easily packaged, transported, and exhibited. The selection panel and/or organisers reserve the right to refuse a collection that is difficult to transport, install or handle.
  • An entry that arrives obviously damaged, despite the reason, will be disqualified.
  • A delicate or fragile entry must be clearly marked as fragile or delicate. It is strongly recommended that you pack and installs a delicate or fragile entry yourself.
  • No drilling into the walls of the regional judging points or exhibition venue will be allowed
  • If a submission makes it to the national round, we advise entrants to personally repackage their piece for transportation to the national judging facilities.
  • The entry must be for sale and can only be purchased after PPC has exercised its option to purchase.
  • Nationally selected entries must be available for exhibition for at least one year.
  • Found concrete objects, pre-existing concrete forms, or commercially-produced concrete items may not be used to create an entry for this competition.
  • Entries must be the artist's original and must not have been introduced to mass production prior to this competition. Post competition, participants may go on to reproduce their works as they see fit.
  • The entry must not be older than one year, and must not have been entered into any other competitions, offered for sale, or publicly displayed.

THE JUDGING PROCESS

The judges are looking for entries that demonstrate outstanding craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal, a balance between technical excellence and commercial appreciation, and fulfil a benefit for the end consumer. The names of the panel members will be announced upon confirmation. Finalists chosen during the regional judging process will proceed to judging by a national panel. It is in the sole and final discretion of the organisers/judges to cancel any entry on the grounds of illegality infringement of any third-party rights, or a transgression of the constitutional right of freedom of expression. post-competition, participants may go on to reproduce their works as they see fit. Please note that the judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.


Cities & Venues

SOUTH AFRICAN & ZIMBABWEAN CITIES & VENUES FOR 2019 TBC 

ZIMBABWEAN NATIONAL JUDGING & WINNER SELECTION FOR 2018:

Harare - The National Gallery of
Zimbabwe
Mutare - The National Gallery of
Zimbabwe
Submissions: CLOSED

National judging & winner
selection: 8 May 2018

Gala event & winner
announcement: 11 May 2018
Submissions: CLOSED

National judging & winner
selection: 8 May 2018

Gala event & winner
announcement: 11 May 2018
Bulawayo - The National Gallery
of Zimbabwe
Submissions: CLOSED

National judging & winner
selection: 8 May 2018

Gala event & winner
announcement: 11 May 2018