The Nestlé Centenary National Art Competition will be opened and on show from Monday evening 13 June.
The art pieces are from a range of Schools (Grades 10 &11) and Tertiary institutiuons. Sixty seven schools and universities were briefed.
The students were assigned a Nestlé category of brands and then supplied relevant brand, product and packaging material in a tool kit. Nestlé also offered institutions a voucher for art materials.
The task was to create 2D or 3D artworks with some visual reference to category, brands and the Centenary.
Students were encouraged to consider social, cultural, historical and environmental contexts as well as Nestlé’s contribution to South Africa’s economy over the 100 years.
Bold and colourful work was called for in any medium, from paint to graffiti, ceramics, sculpture or textiles.
A well represented Judging Panel of eight artists, designers, creative directors and educators will assess the work against the following criteria:
- aesthetic impact of the art/design piece
- creative representation of the category
- innovative brand referencing
- consideration of social, cultural, historical, environmantal and sustainability issues
Nestlé Centenary Certificates of Merit will be awarded to all quality pieces of work.
The overall high school winner will receive R 25 000, and the tertiary winner will receive R50,000.
The exhibition, celebrating the creativity of our youth, will travel to various Nestlé offices around the country.
Project co-ordinator, Gordon Cook said:
"June is such an appropriate month to celebrate our young creative people."
Nestlé South Africa announces winners of its Centenary Art Project
Nestlé South Africa announces winners of its Centenary Art Project (17 August, 2016 – Johannesburg, South Africa) Two young South African students were announced as
winners of the Nestlé Art Project – an art competition that is part of Nestlé South Africa’s centenary commemoration. The company is currently celebrating 100 years of
its existence and contribution to the South African economy.
Tertiary and high school students were briefed to consider South Africa’s social, cultural, historical and environmental contexts as well as Nestlé’s contribution to
the local economy when creating their work.
Entries were sourced from art students in Gauteng, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and North West provinces.
In the tertiary student category, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) duo Natalie Gendron (20) & Kyron Green (21) ranked highly with judges with their
Ricoffy –inspired artwork.
Pretoria High School for Girls 16-year-old Caitlin Schroder Beneke’s“explicitly African woman” artwork using, in part, Nestlé Maggi 2-Minute Noodles as a
medium was by far the most popular, also winning the Media, and Creative Choice awards in the high school category.
The Media, and Creative Choice awards winners are selected by an extraordinary panel of judges, the first comprising arts & culture journalists and the
second of creative industry players.
Raphael Tungwarara (25) from Design Schools SA took home the tertiary Media, and Creative Choice awards.
Recipients of the Nestlé Art Project award will receive a R50 000 and R25 000 cash prize.
“The winners represent the best of art students and Nestlé is thrilled to be part of their journey. The quality of work presented is proof of the incredible talent, ideas and
skill we have in our country. The arts remain a useful platform for young people to express themselves and carve out a living that starts to contribute to the growth of our
economy,” said Nestlé Corporate Affairs Director, Ravi Pillay.
Pillay also announced a small scale pilot community outreach project, which will see young students from Morris Isaacson High School in Soweto participating in the Nestlé
Arts Master Class.
Judges (art luminaries)
- Gordon Cook – co-founder of Vega School of Brand Leadership
- Peter Khoury – award-winning Chief Creative Officer
- Mbali Zondo – social media expert
- Anet Norval – artist and academic navigator at Vega School or Brand
- Jineil Kandasamy – creative director
- Nkgabiseng Motau – senior art director/ illustrator/ entrepreneur
- Sanele Manqele – art gallery curator
- Morag Rees – art teacher
Creative Choice Judges:
- Lunga Shabalala – SABC 1 Selimathunzi presenter
- Gigi Lemayne – award-winning rapper
- Maria McCloy – entrepreneur/pop culture commentator
To view these artworks, please visit the Facebook album.