Leopard’s Leap introduces Open Book Festival Competition: Flash Fiction


The Leopard’s Leap passion for literature has led to exciting campaigns as part of the wine brand’s support of Open Book Festival. Following previous years’ invitations to design wine labels and write haikus, Leopard’s Leap is delighted to announce an equally exciting campaign for 2017.

Embracing the skill of concise online writing, those who enjoy saying a lot with a little will enjoy entering this year’s challenge: Flash Fiction!

Your inspiration: Words and Wine

Your challenge: Flash Fiction

Your instruction: 140 word twitterature micro story

Hein Koegelenberg, CEO of Leopard’s Leap explains: “Participating in Cape Town’s Open Book Festival is a highlight for Leopard’s Leap and a wonderful way for us to celebrate our passion for literature. We would like to invite those who love wine and who feel they have a way with words to enter this year’s Flash Fiction competition! It offers great exposure and the prizes will be worth your while!”

Inspired to use words and wine or words on wine or words in wine? We can’t wait to get your Flash Fiction entry! Send us your entry in the format of a 140-word twitterature – and stand a chance to win the following prizes:

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

Love both words and wine, but not sure about the Flash Fiction and Twitterature part?

Wikipedia explains: “Flash fiction is fictional work of extreme brevity,[1] including the Six-Word Story,[2] 140-character stories, also known as twitterature,[3] the dribble (50 words),[2] the drabble (100 words),[2] and sudden fiction (750 words).[4] Some commentators have also suggested that some flash fiction possesses a unique literary quality, e.g. the ability to hint at or imply a larger story.[5][6]


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