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