We invite you to push your craftsmanship and creativity using the medium of concrete across 6 categories. Each of these 6 categories works a little differently so be sure to interrogate the entry requirements of the category you are most interested in before you submit your entry. Please read the FAQs below if you have any questions.



For this category, only University Departments of Architecture may register entrants. Kindly note that the 30 November submission deadline is not applicable to the Architecture category. Marguerite Pienaar at the University of Pretoria will communicate to the various 3rd year lecturers in due course to obtain the names of their selected one to four students whose work will be submitted at the University of Pretoria in March 2019. They will then be given their projects followed by a 6-week production phase in line with the university’s individual program schedule. Physical projects will then be submitted and finalists selected before the overall winner is named. All work must be submitted on three A1-sized boards (or continuous sheet of dimensions equivalent to three A1 sheets) and as a model or artefact at any scale, though not to exceed 1000mm x 500mm x 500mm in dimensions. All entries must be received on or before 17h00 on 26 March 2019 at the newly refurbished Boukunde Building, Hatfield Campus, UP Architecture Department, Pretoria.


Artists are able to enter into these categories with a strong conceptual statement of what they are going to make along with specs, materials they plan to use and any additional material they would like judges to consider (like sketches, videos, photographs of work in progress etc.). The judges will then interrogate the work in a pre-selection phase and inform successful artists that they can move into the production phase of the competition. Once physical submissions have been received, regional judging will take place and the work will be featured in regional pop-up exhibitions before the finalists and winners are selected.


Artists in this category will need to come up with a concept for a short film that investigates the role that concrete or cement plays in creating our environments. To qualify for the R65 000 budget to produce your film, you will need to pitch your idea in front of a panel of judges. If you make it through to the next round, you will receive the budget and be paired with an experienced mentor who will guide you through the production phase during which you will submit drafts for review. All final edited film submissions will then be considered for final judging. Only one filmmaker will be named the category winner and receive a R50 000 cash prize. 




How many categories can I enter?

You may enter up to three categories but with only one entry per category.  You may only enter the architecture category if you are a registered student through your school/university. 

When do entries close?

Entries for the 2019 competition closed on 30 November 2018. You will be notified if you are selected for the second phase of the competition and will have up until March 2019 to submit your physical piece. Entry details for the 2020 competition will be announced in the first quarter of 2019.

By when do I need to submit my physical submission?

You will need to submit your physical piece at the various drop off points by March 2019. Please visit the category you are entering to find out the exact date and location for your physical drop off.

Why can't I enter the architecture category online?

Unfortunately you are not able to enter this category online. Your university's Department of Architecture will need to register entries. Please read the terms of entry for more information.  

Where can I buy the materials from to use for my piece?

You can purchase materials from your nearest hardware store i.e. Builders Warehouse, BUCO, Chryso.  PPC Cement is available from all leading hardware stores. 

Does PPC sponsor material?

Financial aid is only provided to people who are selected in the film category.  All other categories need to supply their own materials. 

What is the pitch venue and day for selected Zimbabwean film entrants?

If selected, PPC will fly you to attend the pitch date in Johannesburg to be judged by a film jury.