ENTRY INFO

The winner of the Industrial Design Competition 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

Submit a concept and prototype of a product or collection that demonstrates an innovative industrial design concept, using Portland cement-based concrete as the primary source material. The idea should show benefit to user, must be reliable and usable and should be structurally sound.

  • Portland cement-based concrete must be used as the main medium of the entry, both conceptually and visually. It may be combined with any other secondary media (i.e. wood, bronze, glass, electronics, etc.).
  • Found concrete objects, pre-existing concrete forms, or commercially produced concrete items may not be used.
  • Cement painted objects 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

RULES & ENTRY CRITERIA

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  • Your online application should include a 250-word concept statement that expresses what the product does and what socio-economic problem it addresses or elevates. It should also include technical specs, reference images of the design and concept, a storyboard of how the entry realistically functions or a short video (for instance a 360° view of the entry).
  • The final physical product must be accompanied by a printed copy of your online entry profile (the conceptual statement, technical statement, and reference images).
  • The work/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 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.
  • Electronic devices that are not in good and working condition will be removed from the exhibition.
  • The total weight of the entry may not exceed 100kg and must not exceed 150cm in length and height.
  • An entry hanging from the roof may not weigh more than 10kg. Should an entry hanging from the roof be comprised of several pieces, the weight per piece is 10kg and the total weight may not exceed 100kg.
  • The entry must stand firm.
  • An entry comprising several parts must be accompanied by simple assembly and disassembly instructions. It’s strongly recommended to assemble the entry themselves. If this is not possible, the participant must be contactable for advice.
  • The entry must be of such a nature 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 entry must be clearly marked as fragile. It is strongly recommended that the participant packs and installs a fragile entry him or herself.
  • An entry that arrives obviously damaged, despite the reason, will be disqualified.
  • No drilling into the walls of exhibition venue will be allowed.
  • If a submission makes it to the national round, we advise that you personally repackage your 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.

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.)