Up We Go Mzansi Creative Competition
As part of this campaign we launched 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. Please note this competition is now closed and we are excited to announce our winners in each category (see below).
Up We Go Mzansi invited the public to vote for who they believe deserved to win R25 000 in each of the four categories: SONG, DANCE, SPOKEN WORD and ART.
Voting opened 3 September 2021 and closed 20 September 2021. We are thrilled to announce the winners in each category on Heritage Day: a celebration of the heritage of all people in South Africa, inspiring us all to use our power and collective strengths to move SA upwards together!
Up We Go Mzansi is a movement calling all people living in South Africa to use our personal power and collective strengths to move South Africa upwards together. This competition is searched for the best entries from our youth that will inspire our nation to move SA upwards together. The winner in each category will win a cash prize of R25 000. Your likes together with the judges scores have determine the winners. The judging panel is made up of creative specialists and prominent Social Cohesion Advocates and include among others, anti-apartheid activist and vocal artist PJ Powers/Thandeka, social anthropologist and Capitol Radio presenter Dr Raj Govender and founder of The Institute of Afrikology Dr Yaa Ashantewaa Archer-Ngidi.
Thank you to all Mzansi youth who submitted creative entries.
All your contributions added to the message we need to live out of unity
and ubuntu! Keep spreading hope. Congratulations to our final winners
You make Mzansi proud!
Here are our winners
Spoken Word Category