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PPC Imaginarium Awards call for entries

After the resounding success of the 2015/16 awards, where 47 finalists were chosen to exhibit, PPC announces an official call to entry for the 2016/17 awards.

If you are a budding artist or designer, entry registrations for the PPC Imaginarium Awards can be submitted online via, the official website, where artists and designers stand a chance to change their careers through financial support, recognition, mentorship and guidance.

Artists and designers may enter multiple categories, with an original artwork for each category. Team submissions and collaborations will be accepted. Entries close on Friday, 30 September 2016.

Having evolved from the longstanding PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Awards, the PPC Imaginarium encourages artists and designers to create and express their abilities using Portland cement-based concrete as a primary base or material. The competition will feature six disciplines in the arts and design fields. These disciplines are sculpture, jewellery, architecture, film, industrial and fashion design.

Each category winner stands a chance to win R50 000, while runner-up contestants receive R15 000. The overall competition winner will receive the grand prize of R100 000 at the winners’ exhibition in 2017. All finalists’ entries will be showcased in a travelling exhibition professionally transported by Stuttafords Van Lines.

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. The winners in each competition category will be announced in March 2017 and their work will be on display at the University of Johannesburg in Auckland Park. The overall competition winner announcement will take place in April 2017.





For more information about the PPC Imaginarium Awards or to view the digital gallery of the 2015/2016 finalists’ work, please visit: