En­tries for the 2019

PPC Imag­i­nar­ium Awards are open!

Creative Feel - - ARTS AND CULTURE -

En­tries for the 2019 PPC Imag­i­nar­ium Awards in South Africa and Zim­babwe are now open! The pres­ti­gious com­pe­ti­tions in­vite cre­atives to test their skills and pro­duce in­no­va­tive works us­ing Port­land ce­ment-based con­crete. En­trants stand to win their share of pub­lic­ity, men­tor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties and over half-amil­lion-rand in cash prizes!

Launched by the in­no­va­tion depart­ment of the renowned ce­ment com­pany PPC Ltd, the an­nual PPC Imag­i­nar­ium Awards give emerg­ing cre­atives the chance to show­case their tal­ent and cre­ative think­ing across the com­pe­ti­tion’s six cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing film, fash­ion, jew­ellery, sculp­ture, ar­chi­tec­ture and in­dus­trial de­sign.

The com­pe­ti­tion is the most sup­port­ive of its kind in South Africa and has seen many of its past en­trants and fi­nal­ists go on to be­come recog­nised in the art and busi­ness com­mu­nity.

Each cat­e­gory win­ner will re­ceive R50 000, while the run­ner-up will re­ceive R20 000. From the cat­e­gory win­ners, judges also choose an over­all win­ner, who re­ceives R100 000 over and above the prize for his/her cat­e­gory. Artists and de­sign­ers may en­ter in one or more cat­e­gories, pro­vided each work is orig­i­nal, and may en­ter if they have pre­vi­ously en­tered or won in the com­pe­ti­tion.

The PPC Imag­i­nar­ium Award for Ar­chi­tec­ture is an­nounced at a sep­a­rate prize-giv­ing and is open to all ar­chi­tec­ture schools in South­ern Africa. The win­ner is seen as the top de­sign stu­dent in South­ern Africa cur­rently reg­is­tered for a de­gree in ar­chi­tec­ture.

The awards are open to artists, de­sign­ers and ar­chi­tec­ture stu­dents liv­ing in South Africa and Zim­babwe – in­clud­ing res­i­dent holders and for­eign stu­dents with study per­mits liv­ing in both coun­tries. In or­der to qual­ify, en­trants must not be es­tab­lished pro­fes­sion­ally in their re­spec­tive in­dus­tries.

The com­pe­ti­tion re­cently opened its doors to Zim­babwe, with the first PPC Imag­i­nar­ium Awards Zim­babwe tak­ing place in 2017/2018. Cat­e­gory win­ners and run­ners-up are an­nounced sep­a­rately in each coun­try, with the ex­cep­tion of ar­chi­tec­ture.

The clos­ing date for en­tries is 30 Novem­ber 2018.

En­try reg­is­tra­tions must be sub­mit­ted on­line via www.ppcimag­i­nar­ium.co.za.

Tiara of the Heart and Head, Aleks Ash­ton, PPC Imag­i­nar­ium 2018 Jew­ellery win­ner

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