The PPC Imaginarium Awards is proud to announce that the Call for Entry for the fourth edition of the competition officially opens on 18 May 2017. Following the resounding success of the PPC Imaginarium Awards 2017, which saw a total of 869 entries into the competition and 55 finalists being selected, the awards competition continues to grow and produce a high caliber of interesting and diverse submissions.
The awards were established by PPC Ltd as a means to give emerging designers and artists the opportunity to showcase their talent and creative thinking by using Portland cement-based concrete as a primary base or material across the competition’s six disciplines, namely, architecture, fashion, film, industrial design, jewellery and sculpture. The competition is the most supportive of its kind in the country and has seen many of its past entrants and finalists go on to become recognised in the art and business community.
The judging process consists of three phases. The first phase is based on entrants’ written conceptual proposals to determine who makes it to the production phase. The second phase, in which regional judging takes place and finalists are chosen, will be based on physical submissions. The finalists will then be judged in the third and final phase at national level.
The winner of each category will receive a cash prize of R50 000, with runners-up walking away with R15 000. The overall PPC Imaginarium Awards winner will receive the grand prize of R100 000.
The PPC Imaginarium Awards is open to South African citizens, resident holders as well as foreign students with study permits, who are not professionally established in their respective fields. Artists and designers may enter multiple categories, with an original artwork for each category, and may enter over again if they entered in previous years.
For more information on each category and to find out more about the competition, click on the ‘categories’ tab on the website at www.ppcimaginarium.co.za.