ENTRY INFO

The winner of the Jewellery Design 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

Create a single jewellery piece that is visually appealing and uses the medium of jewellery to reflect an understanding of concrete. The entry must be wearable. 

  • Portland cement or Portland cement-based concrete must be used as the main medium of the piece.
  • It may be combined with any other secondary media suitable for bodily adornment (i.e. gold, silver, bronze, wood, glass, precious and semiprecious stones, cloth, paper, beads, clay, etc.).
  • A single piece can be a necklace, bracelet, ring or earrings, etc.
  • Found concrete objects, pre-existing concrete forms, or commercially produced concrete items may not be used to create an entry for this competition.
  • Cement painted items will not be allowed.

WHO CAN ENTER

All work entered into this category must be produced by:

  • Using PPC Portland cement as the main material. 
  • Participants who are 18 years or older.
  • Any artwork submission must not be heavier than 100kg.

VIEW RULES & ENTRY CRITERIA

JEWELLERY DESIGN COMPETITION RULES & ENTRY CRITERIA

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  • Your online application should include a 250-word concept statement that expresses what the piece is, technical specs, reference images of the design and concept, sketches and photos or video.
  • The final physical product must be accompanied by a printed copy of your online entry profile (the conceptual statement, technical statement, and reference images).
  • An entry comprising several parts must be accompanied by simple assembly and disassembly instructions. It is strongly recommended that you assemble the entry yourself. If this isn’t possible, we must be able to contact you for advice.
  • The item must be designed so that it can be easily packaged, transported, and exhibited. The selection panel and/or organisers reserve the right to refuse an entry which is difficult to transport, install or handle.
  • A delicate or fragile entry must be clearly marked as fragile or delicate. It is strongly recommended that you pack and install a delicate or fragile piece yourself.
  • An item that arrives obviously damaged, despite the reason, will be disqualified.
  • No drilling into the walls of the regional judging points or exhibition venue will be allowed
  • 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.
  • Entries must be the artist's original work and 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.
  • 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 item must be for sale and can only be purchased after PPC has exercised its option to purchase.
  • Selected items must be available for exhibition for at least one year.

PRODUCTION PHASE

DATES FOR 2019 TBC

  • Portland cement or Portland cement-based concrete must be used as the main medium of the piece. It may be combined with any other secondary media suitable for bodily adornment (i.e. gold, silver, bronze, wood, glass, precious and semiprecious stones, cloth, paper, beads, clay, etc.).

  • Found concrete objects, pre-existing concrete forms, or commercially produced concrete items may not be used to create an entry for this competition.

  • Cement painted items will not be allowed.

  • The entry must be a single piece (i.e. necklace, bracelet, ring or earrings).

  • Entries must be wearable.

  • 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.

  • Entries must be the artist's original work and 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 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

Zimbabwean cities & venues for 2019 TBC

South African submission, regional and national judging dates for 2019
(* Kindly note that all enquiries regarding the entry process and competition must be directed to contact@ppcimaginarium.co.za):

Pretoria
Association of Arts Pretoria, 173 Mackie Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk

Contact person: Nandi Hilliard, artspta@mweb.co.za , 012-346-3100

Johannesburg
UJ Gallery, UJ Kingsway Campus, Cnr Kingsway and University Rd, Auckland Park

Contact person: Annali Dempsey, aedempsey@uj.ac.za, 082-467-2775

Submissions: 14 March 2019 from 10h00 to 16h00

Regional judging: 15 March 2019

National judging: April 2019 at the UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg (*Date TBC)

Submissions: 17 March 2019 from 10h00 to 16h00

Regional judging: 18 March 2019

National judging: April 2019 at the UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg (*Date TBC)

Bloemfontein
Oliewenhuis, 16 Harry Smith Street

Contact person: Yolanda de Kock, 051-011-0525, yolanda@nasmus.co.za

Durban
KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts Gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood

Contact person: Angela Shaw, 031-277-1705, gallery@kznsagallery.co.za

Submissions: 18 March 2019 from 10h00 to 16h00

Regional judging: 19 March 2019

National judging: April 2019 at the UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg (*Date TBC)

Submissions: 19 March 2019 from 10h00 to 16h00

Regional judging: 20 March 2019

National judging: April 2019 at the UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg (*Date TBC)

Port Elizabeth
ARTEC Gallery, 36 Bird Street

Contact person: Nompumezo Gubevu, 041-585-3641, gallery@artecpe.co.za

Cape Town
AVA gallery, 35 Church Street, Cape Town City Centre

Contact person: Mirjam Asmal, 021-424-7436, admin@ava.co.za

Submissions: 20 March 2019 from 10h00 to 16h00

Regional judging & pop-up exhibition evening for regional submissions: 21 March 2019

National judging: April 2019 at the UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg (*Date TBC)

Submissions: 21 March 2019 from 10h00 to 16h00

Regional judging: 22 March 2019

National judging: April 2019 at the UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg (*Date TBC)