Hundreds of beautiful pictures & poems were once again received, and the adjudicators had the difficult task of selecting a few winners from the many worthy entries.

The adjudication has now been completed and we are very pleased to announce the top winners of this year’s competition:

Category 1 ART
(Grade 1 & 2)

1st Place: Lwandile Ncume (Boskop Primary School)
2nd Place: Gradlynn Chaka (Randfontein Primary School)
3rd Place: Tumelo Ngakane (Randfontein Primary School)

Category 2 ART
(Grade 3/4/5)

1st Place: Annebelle Du Plessis (Christelle Pretorius Art Studio)
2nd Place: Cloe Pienaar (Christelle Pretorius Art Studio)
3rd Place: Kai lee Benecke (Laerskool Helderkruin)

Category 3 ART
(Grade 6 & 7)

1st Place: Gianna Jacob (Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic School)
2nd Place: Giuliana De Sousa (Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic School)
3rd Place: Clara Visentin (Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic School)

School Prize: The winning school of the Roland sponsored STIKA vinyl cutter is:

BOSKOP Primary School (Rand Park Ridge) for submitting the most entries in the competition.

Also, to all 39 merit prize winners, well done!

Congratulations to all of you!

Everybody who supports Animal Welfare is a winner! Thank you for all the support.

Thank you to the adjudicators:

Ms. Staci Turnbull from Cartoon Candy, Ms. Mientjie Kleinhans, Editor at Animaltalk Magazine, and Ms. Leandri Ferri from In-Detail Advertising.

We thank the following sponsors for so generously donating all the prizes in this competition:

Simmonds Hampton Trust (1st Prizes in each category)

Roland (Stika vinyl cutter), Acrobranch, Animaltalk Magazine, Cartoon Candy, DEAN’S Stationery, Lifestyle Pet Hyper, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Lillian Grey Art School, Facades Hair Design & Bulldog Car Wash.

In-Detail Advertising for design and digital support.

Thank you to Multiprint Litho for sponsoring all the printing pro bono.

Without the support of these sponsors, this competition cannot continue.

Winning Poem:

Save One Today

Animals need our love and care,
let’s show them that we are always there.
Feed them, protect them, make the feel,
that happiness is truly real.

From playful pups to birds that sing,
animals bring us joy; they bring a zing.
With soft hands and hearts so kind,
let’s treat them with the love they find.

In meadows green and skies blue,
let’s care for animals, me and you.
Rescue strays, lend a helping hand,
together, let’s make their lives grand.

Care for animals they have your heart.
Don’t be a sting, have a heart and do your part.
Don’t use fireworks, because for you it is ‘wow’,
but for them it’s ‘ow’!

By Gianna Jacob
Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic School