Library photo winners announced

2016-03-30 06:00
PHOTO: ian carbutt The pupils with their winning photos (from left) Nhlanhla Ggcobo from Sbanesihle High (second), Zama Gwala Sobantu High (third) and Zothani Ngwenya from Linpark High (first).

PHOTO: ian carbutt The pupils with their winning photos (from left) Nhlanhla Ggcobo from Sbanesihle High (second), Zama Gwala Sobantu High (third) and Zothani Ngwenya from Linpark High (first).

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THE winners of the “My Photo, My Library” competition, hosted by Msunduzi Museum, were announced at the recent launch of national Library Week.

The winners were Nhlanhla Ggcobo from Sbanesihle High, Zama Gwala from Sobantu High and Zothani Ngwenya from Linpark High and their photographs and stories are exhibited in the museum library for the duration of Library Week.

The competition encouraged participants to take a picture in one of the city libraries to illustrate what libraries mean to them. There were 82 entries with seven local schools participating, and 10 entries from DUT
students. Ian Carbutt, The Witness photographerand Sizo Khumalo from Duzi Productions judged the photographs based on creativity and the message the photo reflected.

First prize - a waterproof camera worth R2 300 - was sponsored by Foto First. It also sponsored vouchers for canvas prints that were given to third, fourth and fifth place winners.

Second prize was an e-Book reader sponsored by Msunduzi Museum. There was also a lucky draw with vouchers valued at R50 each from Bargain Books, and six books donated by Exclusive Books.

“Although there were some challenges getting the entries to the museum because some schools do not have internet facilities, participants enjoyed taking part in the competition,” said Elrica Henning from Msunduzi Museum.

Two guest speakers for the launch of Library Week were Nonhlanhla Ngcobo, Liasa KZN chairperson elect, and Nellie Somers, lecturer at DUT and senior library officer at UKZN.

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