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South African National Parks (SANParks)

Winning Entries - 2006

Winners in the SANParks Writing Competition

Congratulations to all the winners in the SANParks Writing Competition. The winners are as follows

The Over-All Winner: is pro24 "Jackal-berry and Sage" by Murray Walker. This entry received the highest number of votes in total in this competition.


All winners will be contacted and arrangements made for the delivery of their prizes.

  • Main prize: 2 nights’ accommodation and activity voucher for 4 people (valid for a year and in a park of your choice) and a SANParks hamper (conditions apply).
  • Poetry:Winner R1000-00 SANParks hamper
    Runner up: R500-00 SANParks hamper
  • Prose: Winner R1000-00 SANParks hamper:
    Runner up: R500-00 SANParks hamper
  • Stories for Children: Winner R1000-00 SANParks hamper:
    Runner up: R500-00 SANParks hamper
  • Stories by Children and Teenagers: Winner: R500-00 hamper
    Runner up: R250-00 hamper

Thank-you to everyone who entered and voted in this competition. Next year we look forward to a bigger and better competition, thanks to all the support this competition has received and the lessons learnt this time around. The public participation in this competition has made it unique, and ALL the entries received displayed a deep appreciation of our national parks, and a great flair for language! In total just under 400 votes were cast. The stories were viewed in total more than 1000 times.

SANParks launched this competition as a way to rediscover our parks through words....we hope that by participating in this competition in some way, you will have done the same!

If you would like more information on the voting process, have any questions, or are a little confused by how it all works, please contact Dianne on (012) 426 5019 or e-mail