Interpret Durban 8 - open call to artists

Interpret Durban is back and celebrating 8 years of Durban creative goodness! For those unfamiliar with this event Interpret Durban 8 (or #ID8 for short) is a creative competition that covers photography, video, illustration, visual art and this year is introducing two youth categories that culminates in a night of awesome exhibitions and live music.

This event has become the undisputed grand slam of youth-driven creative competitions in the city and culminates in a night of proudly Durban goodness where the entries are exhibited in a giant exhibition, the winners announced and one heck of a party is had.

Theme: City of Change: Converge, Collaborate, Coexist
We are asking you to tackle the issues that we face in Durban and find a creative way in expressing and motivating for change. We are looking for a creative public service announcement that can rally the masses.

Categories: Photography Illustration/Design Video
Visual Arts

Youth Categories: co –created by Interpret Durban and Durban Youth Council

Visual Arts – 'Ubuntu' is the ancient, African philosophy that we are only human through the humanity of others. We want you to encapsulate the spirit of Ubuntu in Durban in the 21st century.

Mobile Photography - As 'born-frees', we find ourselves in a very divided South Africa. We're asking you to focus on the small things that bring us together and/or tear us apart in our daily lives.

Durban Answers design Comp - Durban Answers is a citizen-centered platform for accessing information about how to live, work, play, and be in the city. This competition is sponsored by Open Data Durban.

To be part of this great creative challenge and stand a chance to win your share of over R100 000 in prizes across the above categories AND exhibit with the best Durban has to offer at #ID8 all you need to do is go to and download the brief and entry form for one of the categories mentioned above.
Time’s ticking and the deadline will get here quicker than you think, so get going!

Submissions for Interpret Durban 8 close September 8th , 2017 For more info contact us at What are you waiting for?

If you want to know more about the event you can Facebook them: Tweet them:
Or follow them on Instagram:

Bookmark and Share
Document Actions