The winner of the Fashion category will receive a R50 000 cash prize and be eligible for the R100 000 grand prize and runners-up will receive a R15 000 award. Finalists are guaranteed an exhibit of their work and online profiling of them and their projects.
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 could be: bags, belts, hats, shoes, eyewear, headgear, 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.
FASHION RULES AND ENTRY CRITERIA
- 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. 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 judging panel will be independent from any South African architectural learning site and will be representative of the architectural community. The names of the members of the panel will be announced upon confirmation. Regional judging takes place and finalists are chosen, these finalists will be judged 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
PROCESS & TIMELINE
REGISTER & SUBMIT CONCEPTUAL ENTRIES ONLINE
Thursday, 18 May 2017 - Friday, 1 December 2017
Thursday, 18 May 2017 - Sunday, 18 February 2018
JUDGES PREPARATION PHASE
Friday, 1 December 2017 – Sunday, 18 February 2018
Monday, 19 February 2018 - Monday, 26 February 2018
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 – Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - Tuesday, 6 March 2018
FINAL WINNER NAMED