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.

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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:

  • 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

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

* 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

Production phase deadline: 9 March 2019

Judges initial pre-selection phase: 9 March 2019

Submissions: 14 March 2019 from 10h00 to 16h00

Regional judging: 15 March 2019

National judging, selection of winners and finalists, UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg: 8 April 2019

Announcement of SA winners and finalists and gala event, UJ Art Gallery, Kingsway: 11 April 2019
(Exhibition opening 11 April 2019. Exhibition closes 16 May 2019.)

Production phase deadline: 9 March 2019

Judges initial pre-selection phase: 9 March 2019

Submissions: 15 March 2019 from 10h00 to 16h00

Regional judging: 18 March 2019

National judging, selection of winners and finalists, UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg: 8 April 2019

Announcement of SA winners and finalists and gala event, UJ Art Gallery, Kingsway: 11 April 2019
(Exhibition opening 11 April 2019. Exhibition closes 16 May 2019.)

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

Production phase deadline: 9 March 2019

Judges initial pre-selection phase: 9 March 2019

Submissions: 18 March 2019 from 10h00 to 16h00

Regional judging: 19 March 2019

National judging, selection of winners and finalists, UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg: 8 April 2019

Announcement of SA winners and finalists and gala event, UJ Art Gallery, Kingsway: 11 April 2019
(Exhibition opening 11 April 2019. Exhibition closes 16 May 2019.)

Production phase deadline: 9 March 2019

Judges initial pre-selection phase: 9 March 2019

Submissions: 19 March 2019 from 10h00 to 16h00

Regional judging: 20 March 2019

National judging, selection of winners and finalists, UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg: 8 April 2019

Announcement of SA winners and finalists and gala event, UJ Art Gallery, Kingsway: 11 April 2019
(Exhibition opening 11 April 2019. Exhibition closes 16 May 2019.)

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

Production phase deadline: 9 March 2019

Judges initial pre-selection phase: 9 March 2019

Submissions: 20 March 2019 from 10h00 to 16h00

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

National judging, selection of winners and finalists, UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg: 8 April 2019

Announcement of SA winners and finalists and gala event, UJ Art Gallery, Kingsway: 11 April 2019
(Exhibition opening 11 April 2019. Exhibition closes 16 May 2019.)

Production phase deadline: 9 March 2019

Judges initial pre-selection phase: 9 March 2019

Submissions: 28 March 2019 from 10h00 to 16h00

Regional judging: 29 March 2019

National judging, selection of winners and finalists, UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg: 8 April 2019

Announcement of SA winners and finalists and gala event, UJ Art Gallery, Kingsway: 11 April 2019
(Exhibition opening 11 April 2019. Exhibition closes 16 May 2019.)


Bulawayo
National Gallery of Zimbabwe: Bulawayo

Mutare
National Gallery of Zimbabwe: Mutare

Production phase deadline: 30 April 2019

Judges initial pre-selection phase: 30 April 2019

Regional submissions of work: 10 May 2019

National judging, selection of winners and finalists: 17 May 2019

Announcement of Zimbabwean winners and finalists, gala event and opening of exhibition at National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare: 30 May 2019 (Exhibition closes 28 June 2019.)

Production phase deadline: 30 April 2019

Judges initial pre-selection phase: 30 April 2019

Regional submissions of work: 10 May 2019

National judging, selection of winners and finalists: 17 May 2019

Announcement of Zimbabwean winners and finalists, gala event and opening of exhibition at National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare: 30 May 2019 (Exhibition closes 28 June 2019.)

Harare
National Gallery of Zimbabwe: Harare

Production phase deadline: 30 April 2019

Judges initial pre-selection phase: 30 April 2019

Regional submissions of work: 10 May 2019

National judging, selection of winners and finalists: 17 May 2019

Announcement of Zimbabwean winners and finalists, gala event and opening of exhibition at National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare: 30 May 2019 (Exhibition closes 28 June 2019.)