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Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Deadline: December 9 at 12 midday

Interpret Durban is calling for participants for this year’s event – which celebrates six years of Durban creative excellence – and takes place on December 18 at 8 Morrison Street in the city centre.

Interpret Durban 6 (#ID6 for short) is a creative competition that covers photography, video, illustration, and visual art, and culminates in a night of amazing exhibitions and live music. This year’s theme, Durban Flavour, is all about food, and asks the city’s creatives to interpret how the shared culture of food ties us all together.

This year, the #ID6 team has put together over R200,000 worth of prizes across four categories, and sees sponsors ranging from international heavy hitters like Red Bull to local Durban heroes like Lion Match, Mr Price Home and African Art Centre. Over the years, Interpret Durban has built a name in the industry, not only for their amazing prizes but for the high calibre of entries that pour in each year to contest for one of the top spots.

This year’s prizes include two national campaign opportunities with Mr Price Home and Lion Safety Matches. There will also be a Wild Card Category, introduced by Mr Price Home that will see one artist selected from any one of the four categories for a feature in a R40,000 collaboration with the Durban born retail giant. There are also amazing hampers, flights and a host of other prizes sure to get creatives buzzing with interpretations with the right ingredients to take a podium position.

This year’s categories and themes are:

Professional Photography – Durban dishes
Illustration / Design – Flavours of food and fire
Video– A taste of Durban
Visual Arts – Flavours of Durban

Interpret Durban is the kind of incentive artists want, but seldom get so spread the word, get involved, and let’s Interpret Durban.

Be part of this creative challenge, stand a chance to win your share of over R200,000 in prizes and exhibit with the best Durban has to offer at #ID6. Visit to download the brief form for one of the four categories mentioned above. Or follow the conversation on all social platforms using the hashtag #ID6

Submissions for Interpret Durban 6 close on December 9, 2015, at 12h00.