Competition 2008: Write a True Story of KwaZulu-Natal to win R10 000

2008-07-21 00:00

Tell us your true story and win R10 000.

Forget reality TV — it’s time for the annual Witness festival of story-telling. In the eight years our “True Stories of KwaZulu-Natal” competition has been running, we’ve published over 200 stories covering an amazing range of topics and the judges are eager to see what local writers will come up with this year.

Write us a cracker and you could win the grand prize of R10 000. There is also a runner-up prize of R3 000 and R2 000 for the winner in the “Snapshot” category for stories of less than 800 words.

• Entries must be true, in English and have a strong KZN link.

• Entries must be no longer than 1 500 words in the Grand Prize category or 800 words in the Snapshot category.

• The closing date for entries is August 29, 2008.

• Semi-finalists will be announced in The Witness in the second week of September and after further judging 10 finalists will be selected and announced in the paper on Tuesday, September 16.

• Finalists’ articles will be published in the newspaper and the winner will be announced on November 22, 2008.

• Send your entries to: True stories of KwaZulu-Natal competition, PO Box 362, Pietermaritzburg, 3200 or e-mail

• Manuscripts will not be returned.

• Employees of The Witness group and their families may not enter the competition.

To view winning stories from previous years, click here.

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