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Rules and entry criteria – Sculpture Category

Did you know that there are specific height and weight requirements for sculptures submitted? Here are some of the other important competition guidelines you must know.


Your submission

Your online application should include a 250-word conceptual statement that expresses what the piece is, technical specs, reference images of the design and concept, sketches and photos or 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 - ie the conceptual statement, technical statement, and reference images.

The sculpture must not be larger than 150cm in any direction. If the plinth that the sculpture is displayed on forms part of the concept of the sculpture, the size limit remains 150cm in length and height. The total weight of the sculpture may not exceed 100kg. A sculpture hanging from the roof may not weigh more than 10kg. Should a sculpture hanging from the roof be comprised of several pieces, then the weight per piece is 10kg and the total weight may not exceed 100kg. Found concrete objects, pre-existing concrete forms, or commercially produced concrete items may not be used to create a sculpture for this competition.

Cement painted objects will not be allowed. The sculpture must be structurally sound. The sculpture must be the original artistic creation of the participating artist. The sculpture must not be older than one year, and must not have been entered into any other competitions, offered for sale or publicly displayed.

Assembly and packaging

An entry comprising several parts must be accompanied by simple instructions for assembly and disassembly. 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 sculpture must be designed so that it can be easily packaged, transported and exhibited. The selection panel and/or organisers reserve the right to refuse a sculpture that is difficult to transport, install or handle. Proper reinforcement of artwork is key to avoid breakage.

A delicate or fragile sculpture must be clearly marked as fragile or delicate. It is strongly recommended that you pack and install a delicate or fragile sculpture yourself. A sculpture 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.

If a submission makes it to the national round, we advise entrants to personally repackage their piece for transportation to the national judging facilities.

Selling and exhibiting

The sculpture must be for sale and can only be purchased after PPC has exercised its option to purchase.

Nationally selected sculptures must be available for exhibition for at least one year.



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