Each year, at our conference, we present awards that celebrate excellent work being done within the field of literacy.
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LITERACY
This is awarded to the individual or organisation who has moved literacy research or practice forward considerably.
BEST RESEARCH ARTICLE
This is awarded to the article, published in our journal Reading & Writing between January and December of the previous year, which made a contribution to the field and displayed exemplary adherence to the hallmarks of scholarly publications.
BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION
This is awarded to a current or recently graduated student who gives a presentation at the annual conference which emanated from a Masters or Doctoral research study.
BEST FIRST-TIME PRESENTER
This award is intended to acknowledge the courage and professional development of individuals who have never presented at any conference ever before.
Best first time presenter | Simbayi Yafele
Best student presentation | Claire Biesman-Simons
Best research article | Maryna de Lange, Christine Winberg and Hanlie Dippenaar
Significant contribution to literacy | FunDza Literacy Trust
Best research article | Lieke Stoffelsma
Significant contribution to literacy | Gcina Mhlophe
Best first time presenter | Patricia Ndlovu
Best student presentation | Mikaela Daries
Best research article | Sibhekinkosi Anna Nkomo
Best research article (special edition) | Caroline Pade-Khene
Significant contribution to literacy | Prof Lilli Pretorius
Best first time presenter | Lydia Whitacre
Best student presentation | Rockie Sibanda, Jessamy Kromhout
Significant contribution to literacy | Prof Emerita Hilary Janks