Jacaranda season is one of our favourite times of year in Gauteng, especially as we get to host our annual #jacarandainyourpocket photo competition. This year in partnership with Gautrain we opened up our competition to entries from Pretoria too and received more than ever before.
From more than 600 entries, 16 finalists were chosen by the judges and voting was opened to the public.
Voting has now finished and the people have spoken. Thank you to the 1500+ people who took the time to cast their vote. This year our voters came from 38 countries.
These are the images you chose as the winners of this year’s #jacarandainyourpocket competition
1st Place – @then_i_blinked
The 1st place winner bags a two-night stay for two at the brand-new Home Suite De Waterkant Boutique Hotel in Cape Town opening early 2021 (a prize valued at R6,000).
“Those indigo shades of #jacaranda are certainly eye-catching…” by @then_i_blinked
2nd place – @yashika.mithal
A one-night stay for two at the Hallmark Hotel in Joburg including breakfast and sundowners at the rooftop bar (a prize valued at R2,500).
The pure joy of a child running through purple rain 💜 by @yashika.mithal
3rd place – @clareappleyard
A weekend brunch (excluding alcohol) for two at Joburg’s Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff (prize valued at R1,590).
How’s this for a jacaranda jungle? by @clareappleyard
Voter’s prize draw
We also hosted a prize draw for everyone who voted in our competition and is a subscriber to our weekly newsletter. The winners are:
Fun for families
A family day out for two adults and two kids on the City Sightseeing Joburg red bus plus four Gautrain Swift cards valued at R200 each (prize valued at R1,550).
WINNER: Pearlene Chetty
Two tickets for a Joburg walking tour experience with Dlala Nje, including sundowners at the rooftop bar and two Gautrain Swift cards valued at R200 each (prize valued at R1,000).
WINNER: Peace Shalom
A cocktail pairing dinner for two at Mesh Club in Rosebank plus two Gautrain Swift cards valued at R200 each (prize valued at R1,900).
WINNER: Heather Mason
*All winners must be aged over 18 and based in Gauteng