Name The Sediba Child & Win R100,000 in Education Funding
Update 02 June: The winner of the competition was announced 31 May. The Sediba Child will be named “Karabo” which is a Setswana word meaning “answer”. The winner is Omphemetse Keepile from St. Mary’s School in Johannesburg, who, in addition to the bursary prize, will go down in history as the Namer of the Sediba Child! More details and the motivation behind the name Karabo are here.
Standard Bank is sponsoring the competition to name the Sediba Child and has put up R100,000 in education funds for the person suggesting the name that is adopted for the fossil remains of a young boy, known as only “Sediba Child” (“sediba” means natural spring or well in Sotho) that were recently discovered in a cave near the Cradle of Human Kind outside of Johannesburg.
If you’re a South African learner of 18 years or younger, you qualify to enter. You will need to come up with a name and motivate why the name you decided on is suitable for the Sediba Child.
The winning scholar will receive R75,000 towards their studies as well as R25,000 towards their school.
You can enter the competition:
- via the Mobile site entry form here: http://tinyurl.com/3xlt4u9
- via the Facebook entry form here: http://tinyurl.com/345ng58
- via the main Competition page here: http://tinyurl.com/35yrzxa
- or even via Mixit: go to Tradepost > MXit Mix > Money Matters > Standard Bank
Closing date for entries is 02 May 2010, so get cracking already!
Remember to check all the T&C’s before submitting your entry