Oudtshoorn Courant

Win big cash prizes

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Time is running out for residents who still want to enter their photos for the photograph­ic competitio­n launched by the Graaff-Reinet Heritage Society on 1 September.

The deadline is Monday 20 September and the theme of the competitio­n is ‘Our Heritage’. The competitio­n aims to make the people of GraaffRein­et more aware of their heritage. There will be cash prizes for the best photograph­s and 12 images will be selected to appear in their 2022 Graaff-Reinet Heritage Calendar, which will be available later this year. The competitio­n is open to everyone, especially the younger generation. As the Heritage Society will be accepting photograph­s taken on cell phones, everyone can take and enter their photograph­s. Entries will be limited to five images per entrant.

Graaff-Reinet is well known for its architectu­re and has more monuments than any other town in South Africa. When taking photograph­s of the architectu­re, have a closer look at the details: the stonework, woodwork, brookie lase, doorways with fanlights, clock towers, chimneys, light fittings and so much more. Don’t forget about indoors. Old fireplaces, aga ovens, light fixtures, wooden beams and ceiling mouldings are also part of the town’s heritage.

Nicola Woods, a member of the Graaff-Reinet Heritage Society, says each monument has a story behind them. “See if you can express this through how you take your photograph­s. Not only is our heritage reflected in buildings and monuments, but dates back as far as fossils and geology, to more recently ox-wagons, old farming equipment, war medals, old furniture, windmills and antiques.”

Think out of the “wakis” and take a moment to capture these gems on camera and stand a chance to win. Not only will your photograph be in the 2022 Graaff-Reinet Heritage Calendar, but the first prize will also be R1 000 cash, the second prize R500 cash, and the third prize R250 cash.

Entries must include your full name, age (if you are under 18), your contact details and where the picture was taken. Image files must be 1MB to 3MB (72 to 300 dpi) and please keep to a maximum of five images.

Send your entries to: graaffrein­etheritage­society@gmail.com.

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