Up We Go Mzansi Creative Competition

As part of this campaign we are launching a nationwide Up We Go Mzansi Creative Competition, calling on talented youth to help motivate and inspire all people living in South Africa, to harness our collective talents and strengths, and move our country upwards together.
We Believe In You
We believe that the answers for a better future lie with YOU, our young people, and that your talent can help us spark the motivation that will lead to fireworks of positive change across our country.


Send your entries to contest@upwego.org.za or WhatsApp them to 061 543 7290


We’d like to hear how YOU believe we can together create the South Africa that you want to live in and feel you want to belong to.

After watching the 2 video clips in the Get Talking section on “Speeches that changed our World” and using the Talk Group Guide to discuss these topics, send us your own inspirational song, dance, spoken word, and/or artwork. 

First prize is R25 000 per category!

Entry Guidelines

Entries are accepted from youth age 13 – 34.  All participants must be living in South Africa.

Creative Challenge and Purpose
Use your creative talents in one of the 4 creative categories:

Spoken Word
Visual Arts

Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the Up We Go Mzansi Creative Competition (“the competition”), conducted by the Social Cohesion Advocates Programme (SCAP) of the Department of Sports Arts and Culture (DSAC) (“Promoter”).

  • These rules are the official rules of the competition (“rules”).
  • These rules (together with any official competition communications) will govern and apply to the competition.
  • Please take a moment to review these rules.
Note : By entering this competition you agree to having read and agreed with the terms and conditions.