CDA competition largeIn 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

See competition rules here

QUESTIONS & QUERIES
Should you have any questions, please contact the competition co-ordinator:
Email: sam@internet-sa.co.za
Tel: 082 574 2014