ENTRY INFO

The winner of the Jewellery 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.

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:

  • South African jewellers, jewellery designers with permanent residence in South Africa.
  • Students (foreign jewellery design students must have a study permit).
  • Emerging jewellery designers who have not yet established themselves in the industry.
  • Participants must be 18 years or older.

VIEW RULES & ENTRY CRITERIA

JEWELLERY RULES & ENTRY CRITERIA

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  • 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 sculpture 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

10 October 2016 - 19 January 2017

  • 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 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

REGISTRATION & ENTRY PHASE

Thursday, 18 May 2017 - Friday, 1 December 2017

PRODUCTION PHASE

Thursday, 18 May 2017 -  Sunday, 18 February 2018

JUDGES PREPARATION PHASE

Friday, 1 December 2017 – Sunday, 18 February 2018

PHYSICAL SUBMISSIONS

Monday, 19 February 2018 - Monday, 26 February 2018

REGIONAL JUDGING

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 – Tuesday, 27 February 2018

POP-UP EXHIBITIONS

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - Tuesday, 6 March 2018

NATIONAL JUDGING

TBC

FINAL WINNER NAMED

April 2018