WHAT ARE THE IMAGINARIUM AWARDS?
In 2014, PPC extended its existing sculpture, fine art, and industrial design competition (The Young Concrete Sculptor Awards) to include the creative disciplines of jewellery design, fashion design, and film. Thus, the Imaginarium Awards was created - an ambitious modern art and design competition aimed at providing emerging artists and designers with the opportunity to showcase their talents through the medium of concrete.
For the Industrial Design category, entrants will need to submit a concept and prototype of a product or collection that demonstrates an innovative industrial design concept, using Portland cement-based concrete as the primary source material.
The judges are looking for entries that reflect benefit for the user and demonstrate outstanding craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal, a balance between technical excellence and commercial appreciation, and respect for the medium of concrete
Each category winner wins 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
PPC believes that investing in innovation and creativity not only creates jobs, it makes for more sustainable communities, better businesses, and pushes our economy to grow in an increasingly competitive global world.
By providing support and promoting innovative thinking, the Imaginarium Awards aims to establish young emerging artists and designers as leaders in their respective industries. Through the convergence of innovation, design, and fine art, the Imaginarium hopes to create a space for young creatives to engage with key social issues faced by people and communities globally.
Enter the awards here http://www.ppcimaginarium.co.za/