American Express® From the Winelands to the World winner announced

American Express® and Cape Wine Auction are delighted to unveil the winner of their From the Winelands to the World campaign aimed at inspiring school children from the local wine farm region.

Whaleed Bezuidenhout receiving his bicycle

After inviting local school children to draw what they want to be when they grow up, 11-year old Whaleed Bezuidenhout from Wemmershoek Primary School was selected as the lucky winner. The competition was tough, with many emerging artistic styles on show and some excellent pictures of a wide range of occupations, such as vets, school teachers, police and doctors but it was Whaleed’s detailed drawing of a firefighter that clinched first prize.

As the lucky winner, Whaleed won a brand new bicycle, which he selected last week with his parents. His winning entry was unveiled earlier in the month at the American Express Friday Barrel Auction, part of the Cape Wine Auction. It will go on to be featured alongside American Express point-of-sale branding at affiliated wine farms in the local wine growing region. As a gesture of thanks, each of the participating schools are also receiving books for their libraries.

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