Entry fee: A non-refundable entry fee of R50.00 per artwork must be payable upon entering the competition. Please use the entry reference number to make your payment. If a payment is made without a reference nor or a wrong reference, the City of Ekurhuleni does not take accountability to accept and consider the application

  1. The competition is open to those over the age of 18.

  2. Only South African citizens can enter the competition (Copy of ID must be included)

  3. The adjudication team determines the right to set the standard of the competition.

  4. The decision of the adjudicators is final. No correspondence will be entered into about reasons for acceptance or non-acceptance of artworks.

  5. All artworks must be ready and suitable for exhibition.

  6. All entered artworks must have been completed within 12 months of this entry date and have not previously won any other award.

  7. The first prize winner will be required to serve on the adjudicators' panel for the next fine arts awards.

  8. One hundred (100) artworks will be selected by the adjudicators. The Artists of these artworks will be notified via an automated email.

  9. Organizers will not handle sales transactions or delivery of artworks. Works sold at the exhibition will be the responsibility of the artist.

  10. Artworks selected for the exhibition and artworks sold on the opening night may only be collected between 08:00 to 16:00 from 31 October to 05 November 2022 at the Coen Scholtz Recreational Centre, Ekurhuleni. The organizers accept no responsibility for works of art not collected on these days.

  11. Artworks not collected within six months after the exhibition will be disposed of or become the property of the City of Ekurhuleni.


Thamsanqa Mnyele was born the third of five children in Alexandra, near Johannesburg, on 10 December 1948. His father was a religious leader and his mother a domestic worker.


The City of Ekurhuleni is privileged to associate this national fine arts competition with the acclaimed resistance artist, who gave a voice to the nation through his God-given talent.