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Fantastic prizes up for grabs in third KKNK DramaWeb SA

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If you are young and wish to hone your acting skills and stand the chance to win prizes of R50 000 in total, then you can still enter the third online KKNK Dramaweb SA competition.

“Our main purpose is to build on all aspects of acting and to develop and create a nurturing environment for growth in which all the participants can experience the wonder of the stage, each other, and hone their talents in front of an (online) audience,” says Ira Blanckenberg, initiator and organiser of the initiative.

Lizané Basson, KKNK general manager, adds: “The KKNK is part of this project because it embeds a love for the arts and literature among children and the youth, and because it provides a platform, develops skills like self-confidence and strengthens values like discipline, empathy and many more.”

One of last year’s winners, Anje Moolman (Die Krans Primary) says: “Dramaweb SA was so lovely! Not only because I actually won, but because the judges were so friendly.”

Winner Mia-Cecilia Kriel (Curro Durbanville) says: “It is online, so more learners in South Africa can participate. The feedback is great and thorough and shows where there is room for improvement. I really enjoyed the whole experience!”

Another 2021 winner, Danelle Jacobs (Hoërskool Martin Oosthuizen), says: “This competition gives you the opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and for a moment get as close as possible to ‘life on-screen’, as it’s live. It was absolutely fantastic; something I would encourage all young actors to participate in.”

Jacobus Oosthuizen (Voluit Primêre Skool) says: “If anyone asks me why I entered Dramaweb SA, my immediate answer is: ‘why not?!’ Apart from the fantastic prizes I learnt so much from the knowledgeable judges’ feedback. Being one of the 2021 winners has definitely been a highlight of my life and created so many opportunities to share my prose on my community’s stages. I am already hard at work for this year’s competition!”

Pamela Phakati (Apex High School), another 2021 winner, says: “My experience with Dramaweb SA was one of the most amazing experiences ever! I was scared at first, but I knew being a part of that competition meant a lot to me, so backing out wasn’t the answer. The feeling of performing and knowing that people are watching you – not just anyone, but people you’ve seen on TV and look up to – gave me goosebumps and motivated me to do more. Entering this competition gives you courage and it’s a platform to expose your talent. Let winning be the cherry on top, while your performance is the cake. I want to thank my Drama teacher for always believing in us and seeing the bigger picture before we did!”

The prizes, to a total value of R50 000, include:

  • Popular audio reading platform BiB is one of this year’s sponsors and two lucky winners (one English and/or one Afrikaans) will each win a paid-for voice contract to do an audiobook recording for them, which will be published on their platform!
  • 30 gift vouchers (R300 each), 30 gift bags and 30 branded products from PNA
  • 2 i-Glide hoverboards from Exclusive Brands Online
  • 5 gift hampers (R500 each) and 3 “unboxing” YouTube video opportunities from Yokico
  • 10 gift vouchers (R200 each) from Bargain Books
  • 2 gift vouchers (R1 000 each) at any two N1 City Mall tenants
  • 2 makeup gift hampers (R800 each) from Revlon
  • 2 Volkano Bluetooth speakers (R300 each) from Dischem
  • 5 gift vouchers (R200 each), and 10 gift vouchers (R50 each) from Wimpy Cape Gate
  • 2 gift hampers (R400 each) from Clippa Sales
  • 10 gift vouchers (R50 each) from Vida e caffè

Learners can participate by entering video recordings for the competition in one or more of the following categories: prose, poems, monologues, mime and choral speaking. Learners will participate against their peers countrywide. Feedback will be sent to each participant for every item, by professional actors working in the industry.

Applications for KKNK Dramaweb SA close on Saturday 30 April 2022 and the entry fee is R170 per item. Video recordings of participants can be uploaded to www.dramawebsa.co.za until 10 May 2022. Participation can be in Afrikaans or English and own material may be chosen for all items. The finals for Afrikaans items will be on 18 June 2022 and for English items on 19 June 2022. Both the finals will take place online and will be live-streamed.

For more information, visit Dramaweb SA on the KKNK website at www.kknk.co.za/dramaweb-sa/, or contact Daventia Kennedy on 044 203 8600 or send an email to info@dramawebsa.co.za. For advice and support, please contact Ira Blanckenberg at ira@dramawebsa.co.za.