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Plascon 2014 Colour Design Awards


Start Date: 2014/01/22 - End Date: 2014/05/28

Plascon 2014 Colour Design Awards

Terms & Conditions

 

Submission Deadline: May 28th 2014 (judging will take place in June)
Winner Announcement: August 2014

In celebration of colour, design and creativity, South Africa’s leading paint company, Plascon, has launched an exciting new competition that will demonstrate how creative thinkers have the ability to make a positive impact on the built environment. Known as the Plascon Colour Design Awards, the competition has grown out of the previous Plascon Prism Awards, which Plascon supported for several years as part of its ongoing commitment to further the architectural and design industries. The new Plascon Colour Design Awards will be held for the first time in 2014 and are aimed at both students and professionals alike.

The theme of the Plascon Colour Design Awards 2014 is “Uplift”, and uplifting neglected social spaces is central to the competition. Which is why it was selected as one of 450 officially recognized projects on the World Design Capital 2014 programme. The World Design Capital 2014 carries the slogan “Live Design. Transform Life.” Similarly, the aim of Plascon’s awards is to show that urban spaces can be positively transformed through the use of design and colour, and how this makes a real difference in the daily lives of the people who use that space.
 

There are two competition categories:

1.) STUDENT (NB: Please read the linked Student Brief for full details on competition requirements, submission format, and rules)
2.) PROFESSIONAL (NB: Please read the linked Professional Brief for full details on competition requirements, submission format, and rules)
 

1.) STUDENT Category

The task put to competition entrants is simple:

~ Find a public space that has the potential to be revitalised.
~ Then show how it can be renewed using design and colour intervention!
~ Make use of the Plascon 2014 Colour Forecast palettes within their designs (one or more).

What's up for grabs:

~ The winning entrant in the student category will win a trip to the London Design Festival, 13 – 21 September 2014.
~ The top three entries in the student category each receive a R5000 cash prize.
~ The top three educational institutions each receive a R5000 grant.
~ The top 20 students will have their entries showcased at Decorex Joburg 2014.

(NB: Please see the linked Student Brief for full details on competition requirements, submission format, and rules)
 

2.) PROFESSIONAL Category

While the student category is conceptual in nature, the professional category expands upon completed projects. There are two areas of submission:

1) Commercial Interior or Exterior (the interior or exterior finishes of any commercial or industrial project).
2) Residential Interiror or Exterior (the interior or exterior finishes of any private residence).

Prizes:

Overall Winner:
~ The overall winner will receive a trip to New York which includes return air tickets, accommodation & transfers only (valued at R40,000.00)
~ A feature in the Plascon Spaces magazine
~ 100 litres of Plascon paint for a charity of their choice

Commercial Interior or Exterior Winner:
~ Architectural Kit
~ A R5 000 cash prize
~ A feature in the Plascon Spaces magazine

Commercial Interior or Exterior Winner:
~ Architectural Kit
~ A R5 000 cash prize
~ A feature in the Plascon Spaces magazine

(NB: Please see the linked Professional Brief for full details on competition requirements, submission format, and rules)
 

COMPETITION RULES:

Student Category:

1. Plascon promotes creativity and originality, so all entrants must ensure that their own work is submitted. All resources are to be cited.
2. Entrants retain copyright of their entries.
3. Plascon reserves the right to use selected entries for exhibition publicity purposes for a period of one year from the date of prize giving.
4. Plascon reserves the right to keep all electronic entries after the competition closing date.
5. There is no guarantee that any of the entered designs will be implemented. If any are physically executed it will be at the
desecration of Plascon.
6. Plascon and its agencies do not accept liability for corrupt or unloadable files.
7. The competition is only open to design students who are currently enrolled at a registered tertiary institution.
8. The overall winner must be prepared to leave the country on a
valid passport.
9. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

(NB: Please see the linked Student Brief for full details on competition requirements, submission format, and rules)
 

Professional Category:

1. The paint and colours used in the submission must be Plascon’s.
2. Entrants will retain copyright of their submitted entries.
3. Plascon reserves the right to use selected entries for exhibition publicity purposes for a period of one year from the date of prize giving.
4. Plascon reserves the right to keep all electronic entries after the competition closing date.
5. Plascon and its agencies do not accept liability for corrupt or unloadable files.
6. The professional component of the competition is only open to individuals practicing as a professional in their chosen field.
7. The overall winners must be able to leave the country on a valid passport.
8. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

(NB: Please see the linked Professional Brief for full details on competition requirements, submission format, and rules)
 

QUESTIONS & QUERIES:

Should you have any questions, please contact the competition co-ordinator:

email: sam@internet-sa.co.za
tel: 082 574 2014