The list of 2018 finalists, classified per category (excluding architecture), is as follows:
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN (9)
Anton van Reenen
Yolandie Alberts, Yvette Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen & Zelise Yssel
Adheema Davis & Juan Miguel Dorta Ruiz
Ryan & Ingrid Roberts
Anna Maria Morsner
Ayesha Abrahams & Rayyaan Sirkhotte
Thembalethu Zama Mtshungwana
Michaela Ovadia & Cleo Spiller
Fang Yu (Michelle) Liao
Cara Du Plessis
Karen Bhengu (3x entries)
Unlike in previous years, entries in the Architecture category will be showcased and judged at the 2018 Architecture ZA conference, replacing the prestigious Des Baker Award for outstanding work by an architecture student. “The winner will be seen as the best design student currently enrolled for a degree in architecture,” says PPC Imaginarium Director Daniel van der Merwe.
A panel of national judges will announce the overall winner, category winners and runners-up at a gala event, to be held at the UJ Art Gallery on the evening of 4 April 2018. The national judging panel includes Mary Sibande and Daniel van der Merwe, in addition to renowned local artist Stephen Hobbs and UJ Art Gallery curator Annali Dempsey, bringing a wealth of industry know-how to the judging of South Africa’s top art and design contest.