In 2013, PPC launched the Imaginarium Awards. A reimagining of the Young Concrete Sculptor Awards (YCSAs), the Imaginarium Awards is an art and design awards programme aimed at promoting and supporting emerging creative talent in South Africa.

Entering the Awards
Registration for this year’s Imaginarium Awards is now open to all aspiring artists, designers and students over the age of 18 in South Africa. Using PPC cement as the inspiration and primary medium, entrants can enter any of the following 6 categories:




Industrial Design



It is  strongly encouraged that last year’s Imaginarium Awards winners to enter again this year, in a different category.
Entries close 31st August.

Cash Prizes
The winner of each of the categories will receive a cash prize of R50 000, with runners-up walking away with R15 000. On top of this, category winners will then be entered into the auspicious gala exhibition and stand the chance to be named PPC Imaginarium Champion, a title that also comes with a R100 000 grand prize.

The film category works a little differently. Aspiring film makers must submit a proposal for a film. Based on their submissions, a group of film category finalists will be chosen, with each receiving a R35 000 budget to produce their film. A winner will then be chosen, receive their R50 000 cash prize, and be entered into the gala exhibition alongside the 5 other category finalists.

Media Exposure
As well as the cash prizes, entrants can expect to receive the kind of exposure a creative needs to launch their career. Throughout the competition, both entrants and their work will be profiled on a host of media platforms such as magazines, radio, TV, blogs and social media.

Mentorship Opportunities
The PPC Imaginarium Awards is fortunate enough to work with some of the most influential South African creatives. All entrants will receive the unique opportunity to be mentored by these though-leaders, providing an invaluable learning experience.

Get Inspired
Kickstart your PPC Imaginarium Awards adventure by visiting our blog at

The blog is filled with inspiration to get your creative juices flowing, as well as helpful tutorials for those new to the medium of concrete.

Click the image below to find out more and enter

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Some of last years category winners

Craig Tyndall and Martin Bolton_ Industrial Design 2
Martin Bolton & Craig Tyndall, 2014 winner: Industrial + Overall

Bokang Lehabe _ Fashion Winner
Bokang Lehabe, 2014 winner: Fashion

Marina Louw, 2014  finalist: Jewellery

Mhlonishwa Chiliza _ Sculpture
Mlonishwa Chiliza, 2014 winner: Sculpture

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