PPC Imaginarium extended to Zimbabwe

07 November 2017

The PPC Imaginarium is a competition originating from South Africa, which will take place in Zimbabwe for the first time. The PPC Imaginarium is a modern art and design competition aimed at providing emerging artists and designers with the opportunity to showcase their skills through the medium of concrete. Artists who previously entered the competition in South African are also eligible to enter the competition. Interested participants may enter under more than one category.

The first edition of the PPC Imaginarium Zimbabwe competition included a range of programmes and workshops, will be held in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare, to equip local artists to work with cement. Artists and designers living in Zimbabwe are eligible to enter the PPC Imaginarium competition, including resident holders and foreign students with study permits living in Zimbabwe, who are not professionally established in their respective fields.

The PPC Imaginarium is an example of PPC’s unwavering commitment to its ethos “Strength Beyond the Bag”- going beyond the manufacture and sale of cement to enrich the lives of its staff, communities, and countries across Africa. By creating the PPC Imaginarium Competition, PPC are investing in local creatives and artisans, helping them to launch successful careers and supporting and building the arts community.

The PPC Imaginarium Competition is in six categories: Architecture, Fashion, Film, Industrial Design, Jewellery and Sculpture.

The winner of each of the six categories will receive a cash prize of R50 000 or the equivalent in US Dollars, with runners-up walking away with R15 000 each. The overall winner will receive the grand prize of R100 000, in addition to winning the respective category prize.

Workshops for interested parties will be held on the 24th of November in Harare, the 25th of November in Mutare and the 26th of November in Mutare.

The National Gallery of Zimbabwe is proud to be associated with the prestigious PPC Imaginarium. For more information about the competition, visit or PPC Zimbabwe on Facebook and Twitter, or contact PPC Zimbabwe toll free on 0800 6004.

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