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Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature

Since its inception in 1980, the prestigious Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature has consistently rewarded work of outstanding quality, becoming a trusted brand among both the general book-buying public and the educational sector.

Prizes worth R90 000 are up for grabs and prize-winning authors will get their books published by Tafelberg Publishers, catapulting their writing career to the next level.

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Winners of Sanlam Youth Literature Awards 2019

Here are a few of our most recent winners and the novels that got them recognised.


Gold Afrikaans

Derick van der Walt for Toring van Jasmyn

Derick van der Walt is the writer of Lien se lankstaanskoene (Gold Sanlam Prize 2007, M.E.R. Prize for Youth Literature and IBBY Honour List 2010) and other prize-winning YA books. His first novel for adults, Daan Dreyer se blou geranium, was published in 2012. He lives in Pretoria.

Gold English

Gold English

Nerine Dorman for Sing Down the Stars

Nerine Dorman has been involved in the media industry for more than a decade, with a background in magazine and newspaper publishing, commercial fiction, independent filmmaking, print production management and advertising. She is also a founding member and co-ordinator for the Adamastor Writers’ Guild.

Gold IsiXhosa

Gold IsiXhosa

Thembisile Kundlwana for Tata Sikuxolele

Debut author from Sebokeng, Vanderbijlpark.

Silver Afrikaans

Silver Afrikaans

Annerle Barnard for Sindikaat

Annerle Barnard grew up in Musina and Wolmaransstad. She studied at NWU, where she completed a BA (Hons) and a HED. After teaching for a few years she moved into the corporate sector. Annerle is married and has two sports mad sons and a wonderful, equally sporty stepdaughter. Annerle enjoys reading, travelling and being in nature.

Silver English

Silver English

Toby Bennet for The Music Box

Toby Bennett (Cape Town, 1976) holds a degree in philosophy from the University of Cape Town. He has had a varied career that has included graphic and web design, database administration and technical writing. His true passion lies in creative writing and to date he has written eight novels and a fair-sized collection of short stories.

Silver Tshivenda

Silver Tshivenda

Mbedzi Nyelisani for U Kondelala

Debut author from from Thohoyandou, Limpopo.

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If you think you’ve got what it takes, here are some important dates you’ll want to remember.

2021 entries opens

31 October 2019

2021 entries close

01 June 2020

Prize money pool

R90 000

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For more information please visit www.tafelberg.com/Sanlam

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