The matrics will be recognised for their excellence in academic, leadership, sport, cultural and community work categories through the 2014 The Herald Continental Matric of the Year competition launched last month.
Some of the prizes include a 12-month gym membership and health spa voucher for the overall winner, three-month membership for the five category winners and a two-month membership for the 20 finalists from Profiles Health Club.
Profiles Health Club manager Chantel Barker said: “We believe in education as much as we do in fitness.”
She said the competition aimed to remind matrics they should aspire to more than just getting through school.
The academic, cultural and community category award winners will each receive a Proline 10.1 Android tablet valued at R2899 each.
Other sponsors on board are Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University with scholarship prizes, The Beach Hotel and Fat Cats Catering with a graduation dinner, Walmer Park Shopping Centre with shopping vouchers, Vodacom with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 4, Waltons with stationery, Rafis Appliances and Matresses with electrical appliances and Van Schaik Bookstore with book vouchers.
Schools in the Eastern Cape and Southern Cape are urged to nominate their top matrics.
Sponsoring three Proline 10″ Tablets, operations manager Darryl Williams said: “We support this campaign not only for the exposure we are getting, but supporting the best and brightest students in the Eastern Cape, with the latest technology we can offer.”
Nomination forms and all required documents may be delivered to Matric of the Year Awards, Newspaper House, 19 Baakens Street, Port Elizabeth, for the attention of Berna Ulay.
You may also post your entry to Matric of the Year awards, The Herald, Private Bag X6071, Port Elizabeth 6000, again marked for Berna Ulay’s attention.
Alternatively, entries may be dropped off at the Walmer Park Shopping Centre at the Info Desk.