Tuis/Home Magazine annual Fix it with Flair competition, which invited readers to enter any house revamp or restorative work, has proved a huge success. 2011 winners, Tammy and Rob Foote of Port Elizabeth, will be featured in the February 2012 issue, along with a call for entries for the 2012 competition.
The Fix it with Flair competition got under way at the start of 2011 and do-it-yourself enthusiasts from across South Africa submitted their entries. Every entry had to be accompanied by a full breakdown of the costs of the renovations, before and after photographs of the project as well as a description and explanation of the work done.
Every month, the judges chose two finalists who were announced in the magazine between March and July and by August, the top 10 semi-finalists had been selected. The readers then had the opportunity to vote for their favourite home improvement amongst the ten selected semi-finalists. The most important judging criteria were the creative flair with which the improvement work had been carried out. The practicality as well as the amount of work done by the homeowners themselves, was also taken into account.