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- Tankwa Karoo National Park
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The SANParks Annual Writing Competition Winners
As a celebration of SANParks and all of our wild and beautiful places, SANParks has started a new tradition: our annual International Writing Competition, launched in 2006. It's a chance to explore South Africa’s National Parks...with words. The theme for 2007 was "SANParks: A Journey of Discovery".
Well done to the winners, as voted for by the public, via the SANParks website, and thank you to everyone who participated!
The winners in the specified categories are as follows
Winner: "24 Hours in Kruger " by Lindy Beukes from KZN.
Runner up: " River Life" by Paula Draycon from KZN.
Winner: “Sam’s Story” by Santi Geere from Pretoria.
Runner up: "A lifetime of dreams" by Hilary Cochrane from Rome, Italy.
Category: Stories for Children
Winner: “Wild About the Wild ”, by Lindy Beukes from KZN.
Runner up: “A Tail of Friendship” by Stephanie Goedhals from South Africa.
Category: Trip Reports
Winner: “SANParks: A Journey of Discovery” by Francois Malherbe from South Africa.
Runner up: "Addo trip report" by Gaye Monhollen-French from London.
Category: Stories by Children (8-12)
Winner: “The Leopard who wanted to count her spots” by Alexa Beukes
Category: Stories by Teenager (13-17)
Winner: "My Recent Visit to the Kruger National Park " by Camble Kidson from Beacon Bay.
Entries are listed by category and title.
Material submitted in this category can be entirely “fictional” or based on personal experience. Stories in this category should have a strong sense of place, or complex characterisation or plot.
Stories for Children (fiction)
Trip Reports (accounts of real trips to the parks)
Material submitted in this category should comprise of an engagingly written account/report of a trip to a SANParks park over the last 12 months. Reports in this category should convey a strong sense of place.
Stories by Children (ages 8-12)
Please note that that in this category, only two suitable entries were received. Submissions in this categry will be accepted up to midnight on the 16 August 2007.
Stories by Teenagers (ages 13-17)
No other entires
Please note that that in this category, only one suitable entry was received. Submissions in this categry will be accepted up to midnight on the 16 August 2007.
2006 competition winners