Word N Sound Awards

2019

Poet of the Year: Khayalethu Mguzulo
Best Newcomer: Noxolo Desire
Best Showcase: Rabbie Wrote
Perfect Poem: Blown by Soetry Ramatswi
Innovation In Poetry: Thuthukani Ndlovu
Poetry League Champion: Soetry Ramatswi
Word N Sound Honours: Makhosazana Xaba & Ishmael Sibiya
Athol E Williams Award: Tumelo Lyriq Mtimkhulu

2018

Poet of the Year: Clear
Best Newcomer: Soetry
Best Showcase: Maths Dipalo
Perfect Poem: Being Black by KB Kilobyte
Innovation In Poetry: Puns And Things
Poetry League Champion: Masai Sepuru
Word N Sound Honours: Koleka Putuma
Athol E Williams Award: Met-A-Morphosis

 

2017

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Poet of the Year: Kori Strange
Best Newcomer: Siyabonga Tim
Best Showcase: Rabbie Wrote
Perfect Poem: Kwelamathongo by Kwazi Ndlangisa
Innovation In Poetry: Kolela Putuma
Poetry League Champion: Tshepo Molefe
Word N Sound Honours: Natalia Molebatsi and Lebo Mashile
Athol E Williams Award: Lukhanyo Hlongwane

2016

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Poet of the Year: Kori Strange
Best Newcomer: Zizipho Bam
Best Showcase: Zewande Bhengu
Perfect Poem: Zewande Bhengu
Innovation In Poetry: Modise Sekgothe
Poetry League Champion: Bella Cox
Word N Sound Honours: Abanti Book Festival and Napo Masheane
Athol E Williams Award: NazFloe

2015
GOUNELLEPoet of the Year: Xabiso Vili
Best Newcomer: Thobani Mntambo
Best Showcase: Zewande Bhengu
Perfect Poem: Zulu Helios by Modise Sekgothe
Innovation In Poetry: Modise Sekgothe
Poetry League Champion: Vuyelwa Maluleke
Word N Sound Honours: Mandi Vundla, Allen Horwitz and Zamantungwa Mabaso
Athol E Williams Award:  Southern Comfort

2014

Poet of the Year: Xabiso Vili
Best Newcomer: Zewande Bhengu
Best Showcase: Modise Sekgothe
Perfect Poem: CD4 Count by Zewande Bhengu
Poetry League Champion: Thando Bhuthelezi
Word N Sound Honours: Tom Porter – British Council

2013

Poetry League Champion: Mandi Poefficient Vundla
Poet of the Year: Kaelow No Life Cords
Best Newcomer: Apiwe Mjambane
Best Showcase: Modise Sekgothe
Perfect Poem: Manufacturing Kings by Elysium Garcia
Word N Sound Honours: Xavi Black

2012

Poet of the Year: Mandi Poefficient Vundla
Best Newcomer: Kaelow No Life Cords
Best Showcase: KB Kilobyte aka The Spartan
Perfect Poem: KingNova – The House That We Built
Word N Sound Honours: Myesha Jenkins.

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