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:

  • Students in their final year of BAS, B.Tech or the equivalent at recognised universities in South Africa and Zimbabwe. 
  • Emerging jewellery designers who have not yet established themselves in the industry.
  • Participants must be 18 years or older.

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

SOUTH AFRICAN & ZIMBABWEAN CITIES & VENUES FOR 2019 TBC 

ZIMBABWEAN NATIONAL JUDGING & WINNER SELECTION FOR 2018:

Harare - The National Gallery of
Zimbabwe
Mutare - The National Gallery of
Zimbabwe
Submissions: CLOSED

National judging & winner
selection: 8 May 2018

Gala event & winner
announcement: 11 May 2018
Submissions: CLOSED

National judging & winner
selection: 8 May 2018

Gala event & winner
announcement: 11 May 2018
Bulawayo - The National Gallery
of Zimbabwe
Submissions: CLOSED

National judging & winner
selection: 8 May 2018

Gala event & winner
announcement: 11 May 2018