PlatAfrica 2020 Competition

Hosted annually by Anglo American Platinum, in partnership with Platinum Guild International India (PGI India) & Metal Concentrators, PlatAfrica is South Africa’s premiere platinum jewellery design & manufacturing competition.

South Africa is the largest producer of platinum in the world. A flagship market development initiative, the competition was created to promote innovation and technical expertise in platinum jewellery & design within the local jewellery industry.

Underpinned by extensive research, a creative design brief is developed in collaboration with PGI India each year. Students, apprentices and professional jewellers are invited to submit statement pieces to be judged by an esteemed panel of local and international jewellery experts on a holistic range of criteria including interpretation of the brief and technical expertise.

The metal required to produce each handcrafted piece is loaned to each participant – provided by Anglo American Platinum and distributed by Metal Concentrators.

The winners receive a cash prize, national media exposure and the opportunity to participate in an all-expenses paid design workshop at PGI India to learn more about the design and manufacturing of platinum jewellery in the world’s fastest growing market for this product. Candidates are also eligible to participate in the design sourcing process for the prestigious PGI India brand, Evara.

Competition details
Design and manufacture a single piece of jewellery that fits the Designed for Men of Platinum theme.
The two categories of adjudication are individual students/apprentices and individual professionals.
Platinum must be core to the design; other materials maybe incorporated.
Creativity, originality, interpretation of the theme, delivery on the design expectations and technical excellence will be assessed.

Submit your metal request application
If you wish to participate, please complete Annexure 1 online to apply for metal. Metal requests should be submitted as soon as possible. Final metal requests must be received on or before 21 June 2020.

There are two ways to enter:

Click here to download the entry form. Fill in the required section and email the completed form along with required documentation to


Fill in the online form and upload the required attachments.

Should you have any questions, please contact us on Please only submit your entry using ONE of the above methods.