SACSoWACH Launches National Art Competition: Babies need MOM-Made, not man-made.

In the build up towards the 2nd World Breastfeeding Conference to be held in South Africa in December, later this year, we have the pleasure to invite students, artists and photographers to participate in the National Art Competition in celebration of breastfeeding, themed “Babies need Mom-Made, not Man-Made”. The competition is organized by the South African Civil Society Organisation for Women’s, Adolescents’ and Children’s Health Coalition (SACSoWACH), is led by Gateway Health Institute and is made possible by generous contributions from Mothers 2 Mothers, Gateway Health Institute, Dzana Investments and Flanagan & Gerard.


  • To promote, support and protect breastfeeding as the first choice of feeding babies.
  • For babies 0 – 6 months we need to promote exclusive breastfeeding and support mothers to give only breastmilk and no other foods and fluids. We need to target the mother, the home, the family and the media.
  • Everybody can promote and support breastfeeding by getting involved in spreading the message that it is safe, economical and best for babies


All submissions will be via Facebook or Twitter and the website for the initial judging – only photographs can be submitted for first round judging.
Initial entries will require the Name and Surname of each entrant. Confidential information such as contact details will be requested and should not be put in the public domain.

Closing Date

Entries will be accepted until midnight of 30 October 2016. The organisers reserve the right to select a number of finalists before the closing date and urge participants to submit entries well in advance of the closing date.


Winners will be selected one month before the 2nd World Breastfeeding Conference Opening Ceremony, on 11 November 2016 and will be notified by email, as well as announcements on social media.


Winners in each Category will be invited to attend the Gala Dinner at the World Breastfeeding Conference.
Winners in each category will be presented with a trophy and a cash prize of R5000 at the Conference Gala Dinner.

For more information and to obtain the invitation & entry forms, please do not hesitate to contact: Dr Coenie Louw



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