The PPC Imaginarium Awards 2015 | A Call for Revolutionary Design Thinking + Artistry

Bokang Lehabe

Bokang Lehabe, winner of PPC Imaginarium Awards: Fashion


Having revealed the exceptional works of art and design created by the finalists and winners of a successful inaugural year, the PPC Imaginarium Awards are once again calling for entries. The Imaginarium is an extraordinary platform providing much-needed support for emerging creative talent, and a chance to establish young careers through recognition, financial support, mentorship and guidance.


The competition features six categories: jewellery design, industrial design, architecture, film, sculpture and fashion design. Artists and designers are challenged to express their abilities using Portland cement as a primary base. As this is a material not commonly associated with contemporary design, the competition calls for innovative thinking, and experimentation. A belief of PPC Ltd is that it’s this same creative thinking that needs to be encouraged and applied in South Africa to solve problems and create jobs, sustainable communities and better business.


Throughout the competition, entrants will receive mentoring from a number of seminal ambassadors. Each of these mentors are cutting edge leaders in the fields pertaining to one or more of the 6 PPC Imaginarium categories. The winner of each category will receive a R50 000 cash prize, and a guaranteed exhibit of their work, with the opportunity to sell their finished product. Finalists in the Film category will be commissioned and provided a budget of R35 000, along with mentoring and technical support, so that they can produce their film professionally. Runner-up contestants receive R15 000. The overall competition winner will receive the grand prize of R100 000 at the winners’ exhibition in 2016.


Visit to register and submit your cement-inspired innovative work of art or design, to the category of your choice, to enter.




Browse our favourite 2014 finalist works below for a dose of inspiration or read about the Concrete T L Speaker – a sound system made of cement, the first overall PPC Imaginarium Awards winner.



Craig Tyndall and Martin Bolton - Industrial Design

Martin Bolton & Craig Tyndall, winner: Industrial + Overall

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Robyn Keyser, finalist: Fashion

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Tarryn Small, finalist: Jewellery

Mhlonishwa Chiliza - Sculpture

Mlonishwa Chiliza, winner: Sculpture

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Marina Walsh, finalist: Sculpture

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Riaan Coetzee & Bronwyn Furno, runners-up: Industrial 

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Denise Andrews, Merit Award Winner: Jewellery


Sifiso Mkhabela, finalist: Sculpture

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Marina Louw, finalist: Jewellery

Bokang Lehabe - Fashion Winner

Bokang Lehabe, winner: Fashion

Bathusi Maqina: Sculpture Finalist

Bathusi Maqina, finalist: Sculpture

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Giulia Odendaal, finalist: Design


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