We are pleased to announce the winners of the Leopard’s Leap 60 Words competition.Held in conjunction with online literary platform LitNet, the competition gave budding writers the opportunity to be published on the back label of a limited edition wine series.
The winners of the competition are Philip Nel for best English entry and Annami Simon for best Afrikaans story. Their conservation-themed micro-stories will be published on Leopard’s Leap 2010 Shiraz labels. The edition will be on shelves from June. In addition to being published, the winners also each receive a Mont Blanc pen and a case of this limited edition Leopard’s Leap wine.
60 Words was an opportunity for all writers to express themselves in an innovative format and the response has exceeded our expectations in terms of quality and quantity. The two winning entries are below:
in the cave of Paradyskloof
pungent odours of the male
tickled the noses of two excited boys
amazed at the thought
of being so close
to the danger and beauty
of the rare predator
– Philip Nel
As die son teen skemer in jou glas kom lê en die maan tussen die takke van ’n kremetartboom blom, strek ’n katding hom langpoot uit. Jy sien hom nie. Hoor nie eens as hy geruisloos naby jou verbysluip nie, die nag in. Dis Afrika. Jy lig jou glas tot teen die angel van die Skerpioen. En drink ’n heildronk op die lewe.
– Annami Simon