The vinification of a winner – Stellenbosch, The Wine. The People. The Stories.

The story of the development of the remarkable publication that claimed the Best Publication 2023 and the Best One-off Publication trophies is a tale every publication practitioner would read with interest. We appreciate the challenges, the sweat and grind, the emotions and the passion that goes into the process. In the end – the late […]

THE RESULTS ARE HERE!

The waiting is over. And…the winners are:  Publication of the Year: Stellenbosch The Wine, The People. The Stories, Tip Africa Publishing Editor of the Year: Samantha Page, Machine_ But of course, they are not the only winners. We couldn’t be prouder. Our industry has once again pulled out all the stops and gave their best.  Well done […]

Results loading….

In the meantime, some reading… Now that we have all recovered from “Bok-Koors”, but perhaps still suffering from Protea Fever, we know you are (im)patiently awaiting the results of this year’s SA Publication Forum Competition. Well, the results are in. All judges’ comments have been processed and all the final scores checked. We are taking […]

The heart of the SA Publication Forum – our judges.

We called our judges from hibernation, and they are ready for this year’s Judges’ duty (much more enjoyable than Jury Duty!). Entrants can rest assured; your publications will be in good hands. Our panel consists of people still active in our industry, most are still practicing publication practitioners who know how much effort and endurance […]

Who will be the shining stars in 2023?

bench·mark: to evaluate or check by comparison with a standard. /ˈben(t)SHmärk/ As our entries grow from a slow trickle to a steady roar, we anticipate groundbreaking work yet again. As objective outsiders, we not only admire our entrants’ bravery to put their work up for scrutiny but saw over the years how important industry benchmarking […]

Not only judging a book by its cover

2023 Competition is in full swing. Why enter? Because we don’t only judge the book by its cover. The SA Publication Forum is the benchmarking vehicle in corporate communication in South Africa. For the past 21 years we annually we receive an estimate of 150 cross-industry entrants. See how close your corporate communication is to […]

Turning 21 in the 21st Century

Yes, the SA Publication Forum is officially coming of age. So much changed since it started in 2002 – then we used cellphones like the Nokia 3510, Sony Ericsson P800, Samsung SPH-i500 and the first iPhone was still only a concept in Steve Job’s mind. Yes, that long ago. Since our inception, technology exploded, each new […]

South African Corporate Communication Excellence Show-Case: 2022

The past three years have challenged corporates and publication practitioners in ways not known before. They had to communicate under strange new circumstances brought on by a pandemic while digital development has also leapfrogged, providing new methods and media for communication. The new normal has certainly brought opportunities and innovation. The SA Publication Forum (SAPF) […]

Your work is in their capable hands

Just so you know, your publications are being assessed by the following judges: Carmen Gunkel – DESIGN: newspapers and newsletters Chantal Smuts – WRITING: external publications Christine Breet – COMMUNICATION: external publications Greig Stewart – WRITING: one-off publications Jean Robertson – COMMUNICATION, WRITING and DESIGN: websites and audio-visual productions Johann van Zyl – WRITING: external […]

Wondered what the judges think?

“Great work,” was the comment of one judge. “These editors are either Superman, Batman or Wonderwoman. The work I saw was out of this world,” she said. As submissions from our judges start to treacle in we also received a few comments from the bench – judges are in awe of the variety and general […]