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Thursday, 23 June 2022

FID students showcase talent with portraits

WINNER: Tatenda Marwa’s portrait of the Vice-Chancellor made an impression. WINNER: Tatenda Marwa’s portrait of the Vice-Chancellor made an impression.

Product Design student Tatenda Marwa’s portrait of Vice-Chancellor, Prof Chris Nhlapo, earned him the first prize in the Faculty of Informatics and Design’s (FID) first-ever Dean’s Drawing Award.

The winners of the competition were announced at a special handover ceremony, held shortly after Father’s Day, where the portraits were handed over to the Vice-Chancellor as a token of appreciation from the Faculty.

The competition attracted 35 entrants and students were required to create a portrait of the Vice-Chancellor.

Dean of the Faculty, Prof Tembisa Ngqondi said the students were provided with a picture of the Vice-Chancellor, as well as the material needed to complete the portrait.

The event was kept a secret to the Vice-Chancellor, who said he appreciated the gesture.

“Thank you so much for this. I am really humbled,” he said.

The runners-up were Mahle Noyo (second) and Mukelwa Sishi (third).

The three winning students received vouchers.

Tatenda said he was surprised that he had won. “I’m glad that I put in the effort and very happy that I won.”

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za