The best of the City of Joburg will be on display this summer as Joburg Tourism embarks on a mission to showcase and educate the public on the landmarks that have made this world-famous city the envy of all.
Dubbed the “Joburg Tourism Spring”, the campaign will focus on those aspects that have made the “Golden City” tick.
Speaking at the launch of the campaign on Friday September 7, Phelisa Mangcu, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Joburg Tourism, said the city had a lot to offer by way of entertainment spots, restaurants and hotels, among others, that it had become necessary to promote and showcase them to the general public. It was with this in mind that the entity collaborated with the Vega School of Brand Leadership to sponsor a photographic competition. The competition, titled “Capture Joburg”, is aimed at:
Encouraging, promoting and recognising the city’s young photographers; and
Promoting “Destination Joburg” through photography on an ongoing basis. Joburg Tourism sponsored two of awards: the overall prize, which carried R12 000 in the form of a voucher from Kameraz, won by Lerato Maduna, for her entry titled “Larger in the City”; and athe runner’s up prize of R7 000.00, also from Kameraz, which went to Tessa Voler, for her entry titled “City 2”.
The other six winners will attend short photographic courses at Vega School. They are:
• Denis Smit (Sports and Outdoor)
• Alex Masu (Eco Environment)
• Ihsaan Haffejee (Lifestyle)
• Bredtt Steele (Panaromic Landscape)
• Timothy Gerges (Fashion and Shopping)
• Ursula Du Plooy (Open Category) Mangcu said the city had come up with new products. These were “Capture your Joburg Spot” and “Discover Your Backyard”. The photographs will be exhibited at the Vega School of Brand Leadership for a week. Thereafter they will be displayed at Tourism Joburg’s offices at Grosvenor Corner, 195 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown North.
“Capture Joburg” Photographic Competition
Rationale for the competition
To encourage, promote and recognise up and coming young photographers in the City of Johannesburg.
To promote destination Joburg through the medium of photography on an ongoing basis.
Does the photo represent Joburg and encourage tourism?
Quality of photography
Compliance to the category
Originality and creativity
Prizes – Sponsored by Joburg Tourism
1st place – Overall winner
R12500 voucher from Kameraz
2nd place – Runner up winner
R7500 voucher from Kameraz
Sponsored by Vega School of Brand Leadership
6 photographic short courses at Vega School
Sports & Outdoor Category
Name: Denis Smit
Title: Boxer in training
Eco Environment Category
Name: Alex Masu
Title: Boat and Bird Island at Zoo Lake
Description: Shot of a boat on Zoo lake, just a unique perspective in Black and white
Location: Zoo Lake
Name: Ihsaan Haffejee
Description: A man receives a haircut on President Street in the Joburg CBD.
Location: President Street, Joburg CBD
Name: Brett Steele
Description: Sunset view of Hillbrow from Ponte City Tower.
Location: Berea / Hillbrow
Fashion & Shopping
Name: Timothy Gerges
Title: Train Station Fashion
Description: Fashion shoot done in the old train station, Johannesburg
Name: Ursula Du Plooy
Title: Boksburg, Joburg
Description: Self sufficient
Location: Zoo Lake
Overall Runner up winner – 2nd Place
Title: City 2
Description: sunrise with moon
Overall Winner – 1st prize
Name: Lerato Maduna
Title: larger in the city
Description: Joburg is larger than life
Please browse the photographic exhibition of our selection of the top 20 entries into the photographic competition. The photos will be exhibited at the Vega School of Brand Leadership for a week.
Thereafter, Joburg Tourism will display the photographs at its offices: Ground Floor, Grosvenor Corner, 195 Jan Smuts Avenue, cnr Seventh Avenue, Parktown North.
Love Joburg. It's Spring, its Tourism month and Joburg is set to Rock