The Sunday Mail
VERENA Tadiwanashe walked away with two return air tickets to Victoria Falls courtesy of Air Zimbabwe and for coming out tops in The Sunday Mail Mothers’ Day Poetry competition.
She also received a month-long subscription of the publication.
In second and third position respectively were Rutendo Mahara and Hillary Masuku, both winning a book, flower bouquets for their mothers and one month’s subscription of The Sunday Mail.
While the other two winners were media shy and could not comment on their victory, Masuku said when she wrote her piece she was committed to get it published but had no idea she would be among the winning poets.
“When I came to submit my poem, I was told that it was too late since it was past the deadline but the lady I spoke to ended up allowing me to submit so I was very happy when I saw it in the paper. I wrote the poem on the day that I brought it here and I am very happy that I managed to end up among the winners besides entering the contest last minute.”
To enter the competition, readers of The Sunday Mail were required to submit poems they had written for their mothers, with the best being published in the leading weekly newspaper.
The Sunday Mail is committed to promoting a writing and reading culture as it is through competitions like these that talent can be identified and nurtured.
Numerous cooperates, among them Air Zimbabwe and Elizabeth Flowerist, partnered The Sunday Mail in supporting this noble initiative.
Speaking at the prize giving ceremony, Air Zimbabwe marketing manager Mr Runesu Kwaramba and Elizabeth Flourist’s Ms Buble Ncube said there is need to support literary arts in the country.