Vote for your favourite jacaranda photo and you could win a R750 gift voucher to spend on treasures at Kensington Trading
Each year we run the #JacarandaInYourPocket photo competition alongside our annual jacaranda experiences, and 2023 was no different. We hosted four fabulous photowalks and three other curated events, exploring Joburg and Pretoria in peak bloom. The photographs of the top 10 finalists embody this beauty, a sense of pride in where we live, and an adventurous spirit. The vision is there; now we put them up for you to choose the winner.
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE TOP 10 PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN BY
In the Professional category, career photographers Thys Dullaart and Siphiwe Mhlambi, and art curator Thato Mogotsi are selecting the winner and runners-up based on strict criteria including composition, lighting, technical skill, and originality in approaching the jacaranda theme. All the winners will be announced in our weekly newsletter on Thu, Nov 16. Sign up here.
There are fantastic prizes up for grabs in both the People's Choice and Professional categories, and as a voter you stand to win too!
PHOTOGRAHER'S PRIZES IN THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE CATEGORYWinner's prize: A stay at the world-class voco Hotel The Bank worth R4,000.
First runner-up prize: A night of luxury at @Sandton Hotel worth R2,500.
Second runner-up prize: Check into Hallmark House Hotel worth R2,215.
Third runner-up prize: An Art Deco escape at Fishbird Villa worth R1,980.
VOTER LUCKY DRAW PRIZESEveryone who votes for their favourite of the top 10 People's Choice finalists enters a lucky draw to win one of the following great prizes:
Kensington Trading: A R750 gift voucher.
Hallmark House Hotel: Marabi Club date night voucher valued at R595 per couple (excl. drinks); only valid for a Thur night.
Play Braamfontein: A 'Bottomless Brunch and Braam Rooftop Tour' at Loco for two valued at R500.
Arbour Café: A R500 voucher.
Ginologist: A bottle of gin and a six-pack of coolers from Ginologist valued at R400.
Voting closes on Tue, Nov 14 at 12:00 midday and the winner will be announced in our newsletter on Thu, Nov 16 – subscribe here so you don't miss the news.
This year's photo competition is organised by Johannesburg In Your Pocket in partnership with Gautrain, the best way to travel between two jacaranda cities. #YourGautrainJourneyStartsHere
VOTING TS&CS- You must be 18 years or older to vote.
- You must be following Johannesburg In Your Pocket on at least one social platform.
- Everyone may vote, but only Joburg-based voters are eligible to win the lucky draw prizes.
- You may only vote once.