MML Literature Awards for all 11 official South African languages

2014 Playwriting Workshops

Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards invites you to join our playwriting workshops.

We have invited Roy Sargeant, Artscape’s Drama Consultant and the director of the Artscape New Writing Programme, to present playwriting workshops.

There are a limited amount of seats available therefore we require participants to complete an application form to attend a workshop. Download the workshop application form.

Dates of the workshops are as follows:

Durban 24 February 2014 10:00 – 16:00
Auckland Park 26 February 2014 10:00 – 16:00
Cape Town 5 March 2014 10:00 – 16:00

Closing date for applications: 17 February 2014

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About the competition

Are you passionate about South African literature and drama? Would you like to encourage young South Africans to engage in the arts and inspire a love of reading?

Pearson invites you to submit your unpublished and original play for children aged 16–18. Entries will be judged by literature experts in each official language. Download the entry form.

Prizes

  • A prize of R10 000 will be awarded to the winner in each language.
  • A prize of R3 500 will be awarded to the runner-up in each language.
  • The winning entry in each language category will be considered for publication by Pearson.
  • Non-winning entries may also qualify for publication.


Award Criteria

  • Entries are invited only in the category of drama.
  • An official entry form MUST accompany all entries.
  • The dramas should appeal to South African youth, aged 16 to 18, and should be suitable for performance and prescription at school level.
  • The plays submitted can include multiple acts and scenes and should be between 8 000 and 15 000 words.
  • Established and new writers may submit original manuscripts in any of the eleven South African official languages.
  • The work submitted must be original, unpublished and untranslated from any published material.


2013 MML LITERATURE AWARD WINNERS - NOVELS

The winners of the 2013 Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards were announced at the Central Library on the 10th September 2013 as part of the Open Book Festival.
Read the full story.

Een teen Adamastor - F Verster Second Chances Dr M Phalime Idabi LikaSithembele - IsiXhosa Novel Imfihlo Ngujuqu - IsiZulu Novel
Mpho ya ka - Sesotho Novel Tahlego Maleka - Sepedi Novel Itlho le le losi - Setswana Novel Ndzhwalo - Xitsonga Novel

And the winners are...

  • Afrikaans: François Verster for Een teen Adamastor
  • English: Maria Phalime for Second chances
  • IsiXhosa: Zukiswa Pakama for Idaba likasithembele
  • IsiZulu: Mandla Ndlovu for Imfihlo ngujuqu
  • Sepedi: Jimmy Moshidi for Tahlego maleka
  • Sesotho: Lehlohonolo Mokoena for Mpho ya ka
  • Setswana: Richard Moloele for Itlho le le losi
  • Xitsonga: Connie M Lubisi for Ndzhwalo

2012 YOUTH DRAMA AWARD WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP

Your school play may never be the same again. This year the winners and runners-up of the Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards thrilled judges with colourful characters, eloquently written dialogue and interesting topics.

* Published as a standalone drama - click on the cover image to find out more about the drama or anthology.
** Published as part of an anthology

Swewende Maan en ander Dramas - C du Toit, B van der Vyver, M Maartens Against all odds - 9780636139640 Inkintsela YaseMontana - IsiXhosa Drama Ditlabonyane - Sepedi Dramas Ngicela Ningicolele - SiSwati Drama

isiXhosa
Winner: Athini Watu *
Runner up: Sipho R Kekezwa
Runner up: Sipho R Kekezwa

Sepedi **
Winner: Tebogo D Maahlamela
Runner up: Martin K Lebotse

English **
Winner: Karina Szczurek
Runner up: Mark Scheepers
Runner up: Richard Street

Afrikaans **
Winner: Cecilia du Toit
Runner up: Braam van der Vyver
Runner up: Maretha Maartens

SiSwati
Winner: Petras T Jele *
Runner up: Dumisani Magagula

IsiNdebele
Winner: Cecilia du Toit
Runner up: Sovumani K Mahlangu

IsiZulu
Winner: Mbongeni C Nzimande
Runner up: Dumisani Hlatshwayo
Runner up: Jeffrey V Gumede

Sesotho
Winner: Khoeli E Pholosi
Runner up: Morena S Tsie

Setswana
Winner: Letia J Gabonnwe
Runner up: Othusitse M Lobelo

Tshivenda
Winner: Hednar R Tshianane
Runner up: Rudzani Mafhege
Runner up: Maswole Netshirando

Xitsonga
Winner and runner-up: Masocha Lubisi

A big congratulations to all our winners and runners-up! To see photographs of the awards ceremony visit the Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards Facebook page.


2013 NOVEL COMPETITION: THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED


2011 MASKEW MILLER LONGMAN LITERATURE AWARDS WINNERS

The winners were of the 2011 Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards for youth novels were announced at the Central Library on 21 September as part of the Cape Town Open Book Festival. The guest speaker, renowned poet, writer, dramatist, storyteller, actress and motivational speaker Sindiwe Magona, stressed the importance of reading, saying, “If you can’t read, you cannot open the door to the academic world.”

The 2011 winning novels and authors are:


AFRIKAANS

Winner: Om op eiers te dans by Maya Fowler

ENGLISH
Winner: Stepping Solo by Jayne Bauling

ISIXHOSA

Winner: Ngenxa Yesithembiso by Ezra Mcebisi Nkohla

SEPEDI

Winner: Tshweu Ya Ditsebe by Herbert Lentsoane

Runner-up: Ke mojano by Mabonchi Goodwill Motimele

SETSWANA

Winner: Ke molatao wa ga mang? by Sello Mokua

Runner-up: Ntlhomole Mmutlwa by O Lobelo


2010 MASKEW MILLER LONGMAN LITERATURE AWARDS WINNERS

       

 

     


Afrikaans

Winner: Kat in die pan vir die Fransman - Jelleke Wierenga
Finalist:  Die Groenmambas en Shaka se spies - Carina Diedericks-Hugo
Finalist: 'n bosluis red die koningshuis - Jelleke Wierenga

English
Winner: Bongani's Secret  -  Gail Smith
Finalist: Three Blind Dates - Pamela Newham

IsiXhosa
Winner: Unyanelizwe - Sivuyile Mazantsi

Sepedi
Winner: Kgetha Nna - Norman Mahlanya

 
Xitsonga
Winner: Lembe Lerintshwa  - Conny Lubisi

Illustrations
Winner: Lizette Duvenage
Finalist: Dale Blakenaar

2009 Short Stories   2008 Drama    2007 Youth Novels