Leopard’s Leap announces exciting new competition for Open Book Festival 2018: Message on a Bottle

Leopard’s Leap’s enthusiasm for literature is celebrated through its support of the Open Book Festival as well as an exciting annual competition focusing on an inventive way of combining the world of words with the world of wine.

Entrants in previous years designed wine labels (2015), wrote haiku’s (2016) and shared delightful micro-stories in the 2017 flash fiction challenge. The 2018 competition with the theme Message on a Bottle brings words and wine together in a way that is slightly nostalgic and promises the winning entrant exciting prizes and exposure.

“We love involving our supporters in our wine stories”, say Leopard’s Leap CEO Hein Koegelenberg. “Sharing stories is at the heart of literature and is also such a big part of the hospitality around wine. We are delighted about our involvement with Cape Town’s Open Book Festival and would like to invite those who share our excitement for wine and words to enter the Message on a Bottle competition!”

Your challenge: Combine words and wine and write a message for a bottle, using maximum 40 words, including at least three of the words below:

Share, Quality, Story(ies), Time, Mellifluous, Taste, Vellichor, Aroma, Journey, Serendipity

Your inspiration: Words and Wine

Have you always wanted to send your words into the world? Send us your entry as a Message on a Bottle – and stand a chance to win the following prizes:

  • Cash prize of R5 000
  • The winning Message on a Bottle will be the label for a specific Leopard’s Leap wine.
  • 12 cases of Leopard’s Leap wine labelled with the winning Message on a Bottle.
  • Winning Message on a Bottle to be displayed at Open Book Festival venues
  • Winning Message on a Bottle to be displayed at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards in Franschhoek
  • Winning Message on a Bottle to be used by Leopard’s Leap and Open Book Festival on digital platforms
  • Two Open Book Festival passes
  • R500 Book Lounge voucher

Share a message on a bottle with someone who enjoys what is in the bottle!

             Here are the rules:

  • Competition opens for entries on Monday 16 July 2018
  • Entries close on Sunday 5 August 2018 at midnight
  • Judging to take place on Wednesday 15 August 2018
  • Winner to be announced at the Open Book Festival Opening Bash on Tuesday 4 September 2018
  • Share a message on a bottle with someone who enjoys a glass of wine! Use 3 of the following words to create a message on a bottle for our back label of 40 words or less
  • Words: Share, Quality, Story(ies), Time, Mellifluous, Taste, Vellichor, Aroma, Journey, Serendipity
  • No limit to number of entries per person
  • E-mail your entry with contact details to: messageonabottle@leopardsleap.co.za
  • Competition details and terms and conditions available at leopardsleap.co.za/messageonabottle
  • The winning MESSAGE will be used as back label copy on a specific Leopard’s Leap wine that will be available to consumers in the domestic market
  • MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE entries must be in English in order to comply with Leopard’s Leap back label regulations and requirements for sale in South Africa
  • MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE entries may be used by Leopard’s Leap and Open Book Festival on digital platforms (Facebook headers and posts, Twitter headers, website homepage, blog articles, newsletter and e-mail banners)
  • MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE entries may be printed on various promotional items including posters, canvass and leaflets
  • MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE entries may be displayed at Open Book Festival venues
  • MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE entries may be displayed at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards in Franschhoek
  • Judges: Hein Koegelenberg, Paige Nick, Mohale Mashigo and Pieter-Dirk Uys