FunDza is happy to announce the 10 winners of the After Lockdown Writing Challenge that took place in April 2020 on FunDza’s WhatsApp portal.

For the After Lockdown Writing Challenge, entrants were asked to imagine what life will be like after lockdown. They were prompted to write about the two things they are looking forward to doing when lockdown is eventually lifted. Alternatively, they could write about the one thing they are looking forward to and one thing they are not. The challenge called on writers to use their senses and to employ descriptive and figurative language in their pieces.

Each of the writers won a little bit of airtime.

Check out the winning entries here:
Road trip Via Church – Zanele Ngomane
My Itchy Legs – Dolo Mphembele Jr
School and Kota Cravings – Refiloe Phelane
As We Break Through the Ice – Precious Mgciyo
I Can’t Wait – Kwandile Thwala
Plans After Lockdown Plans After Lockdown – Kwanele Msibi
Walking Everywhere and Walking Freely – Michell Makgala
The Morning Buzz – Lilonke Sidlayi
Freedom – Zithulele Sibanyoni
The Beginning and the End – Alec Jacobs

The following entries were highly commended:
Good Vibes – Xolani Ntuli
Freedom is Free – Zandile Patience Nxumalo
When Lockdown is Over – Sanelisiwe Zondo
Driving back to the beach – Rony Dube
The Release Date – Orphoneal Shai
Ice Cream and Coffee – Sabrina Mabimba

We wish to congratulate all the winners and encourage them all to keep writing.

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