Imbali is the Zulu word for ‘flower’, and ROSA’s Imbali award celebrates not only our African roots, but also the floral associations of our name and logo.
Daar was nie ‘n Imbali Toekenning vir Uitmuntendheid in die Skryf van Romanses in 2022
The Imbali Award for Excellence in romance writing of 2019 was awarded to Romy Sommer for her novel Last of the Summer Vines.
Die Imbali Toekenning vir Uitmuntendheid in die Skryf van Romanses is aan Leandra Naude toegeken vir haar roman Reis Deur Die Hart.
The Imbali Award for Excellence in Romance Writing (English) was awarded to Natasha Anders for her novel, The Wing Man.
Die Imbali Toekenning vir Uitmuntendheid in die Skryf van Romanses (Afrikaans) is aan Didi Potgieter togeken vir haar roman Liefde vir ‘n Ridder.
ROSA ran its second Imbali Award of Excellence contest in 2017. The contest celebrated the best romantic novels published between January 2016 and December 2016.
The award was judged by a panel of book bloggers and reviewers, both local and international, and the winners were announced at the ROSA Gala Dinner in Johannesburg on Saturday 21st October 2017.
In 2016, ROSA ran its first contest for the Imbali Award for Excellence in Romance Writing. In its inaugural year, this contest was open to only 15 entries from around Southern Africa, in English only. The entries were judged by a panel of independent book bloggers and reviewers.
The winner and runner-up were announced at the gala dinner at ROSA’s third annual conference, held at Melose Place in Johannesburg on Saturday 24th September. The award was presented by the conference’s keynote speaker, international author Mary Jo Putney.