Here are all the winners of the 2007 Johannesburg Literary Festival's short story and poetry writing competition, organised by the City of Joburg's library and information services.
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Siboniso Duma of Meadowlands, Soweto, came tops in the poetry and short story category for contestants aged between 13 and 15.
Runners-up in the poetry section were Allison Cook of Allen's Nek and Samkelisiwe Ngwenya of Orange Farm.
In the short story category, Duma pipped Judy Mangena of Roodepoort, and Hlanguliwe Gumbi of Ennerdale.
Poetry section winners aged between 16 and 19 are Mapheto Seleme of Roodepoort, Fatsani Banda of Kempton Park and Tamaryn Gree of Weltevreden Park.
Short story category victors aged between 16 and 19 are Misha Morar of Northriding, Lydia van den Brinck, also of Northriding, and Jessica Nendouvhada of Cosmo City.
Lindokuhle Dlamini of Barbeque Downs and Keabetswe Modimoeng of Weltevreden Park shared the top spot in the poetry section for contestants aged between 20 and 25. The runners-up are Itumeleng Magongoa of Windsor East and Nthabiseng Mantsoe of Moroka, Soweto.
The top three winners in the short story section - for ages between 20 and 25 - are Mayshree Rowjee of Lenasia, David Muchuma of Joubert Park and Mosa Ditsi of Protea Glen.