Sport & School News
31 March 2017

Entries for the Skryf Net writing competition have finally opened! The Skryf Net administration seeks out, encourage and recognize writing excellence among primary school pupils in South Africa.

The writing competition is open to any South African primary and home school pupil up to 13 years old. There are two age categories namely 6-9 year olds and the 10-13 year olds. Stories should be original and unpublished work of that writer. The story can be on any subject but not exceed 1,000 words.

Entries can be typed in double spacing on one side of A4 paper with all pages showing the title of the story and your name. Hand written entries should be clear and legible. You may enter one story per entrant written either in: Afrikaans; English; Sotho or Zulu language.

If you enter, aside from the awe and reverence of your teachers and fellow school friends, you are a contender to win the following; a R450 book voucher for the winner and R150 book voucher for the runner up in each language category.

The deadline for entries is 30 June 2017.

Written work may be edited by the adults for spelling mistakes only. Authors should be able to read their work. The winners may be asked to read their story live or in front of an audience.

Entries should be posted to the following address: Skryf Net Writing Competition, P.O. Box 82046; Southdale; 2135. Entries may be also emailed to

Entries should include the author’s contact details including parents’ or guardian’s telephone number.

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