News update: PPC Cement Imaginarium Awards deadline extended

The closing date for the inaugural PPC Imaginarium Awards has been extended to 31 August. Winners will receive more than R500 000 in prize money. 


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Growing out of its longstanding PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Awards, the PPC Imaginarium Awards is a platform for designers and artists to express their artistic talents using Portland Cement-based concrete as a primary inspiration or material. The PPC Imaginarium Awards comprises six categories that recognise innovation and design in architecture, film, sculpture, fashion, jewellery and industrial design.

To enter, all you need to do is submit a written explanation and sketches of your concept at  – you don’t need to have finished the actual design, because entrants get until 26 November 2014 to complete and submit their designs.


Each category winner will receive R50 000, while the runner-up walks away with R15 000. The winners further stand a chance to receive the grand prize of R100 000, at the winners exhibition in February 2015. The finalists in the film category will receive a R35 000 stipend to produce their winning work to avoid financial constraints.
The awards are open to South African citizens, resident holders as well as foreign students with study permits, who are not professionally established in their respective fields. Entries may be submitted by individuals or team collaborations, and artists and designers may enter as many categories as they like, with an original artwork for each category.  
In addition to the monetary incentives, the winners will also receive exhibition opportunities and mentorship from various thought leaders in the respective industries, nurturing them for their career. The thought leaders include trends analyst Dion Chang, writer and film director Hanneke Schutte; renowned artist and printmaker Diane Victor, architect Mokena Makeka, industrial designer Adriaan Hugo and jewellery designer Verna Jooste.
The finalists in each category will be exhibited and announced at the PPC Imaginarium Awards exhibition in Gauteng in January 2015 and the overall PPC Imaginarium winner will be declared in Cape Town in February 2015.


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Visit the Imaginarium website for more info about the awards, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.