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Monday, November 12, 2018


Deadline: November 30, 2018

The PPC Imaginarium Awards Call for Entry closes on Friday, November 30, 2018. This is the last opportunity emerging creatives in South Africa will have to enter the awards and thereby stand the chance to win their share of R520,000 in cash prizes, public exposure by way of a nationwide travelling exhibition, mentorships and more.

The PPC Imaginarium Awards was developed as a means to give emerging artists and designers the opportunity to showcase their creative talent by using Portland cement-based concrete as a primary 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 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.

Entry registrations must be submitted online via