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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.