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Instagram Heroes


Friends of the Gram, get excited! 10and5 is collaborating with Facebook to launch Instagram Heroes to seek out, showcase and celebrate creative excellence.

The series will explore the best of Instagram creative, whether for growing a brand or business or sharing your passions with a wider audience. Each week we’ll be sharing a round-up of our favourite local creators and businesses to follow on Instagram.

Each month a submissions portal will be opened where you can enter your own work as a case study, with the chance to be featured on 10and5 and, as judged by industry peers, selected as the monthly IG Heroes “1000 Grams of Likes” winner.

Are you an Instagram Hero?

Submissions for the Instagram Heroes awards series are now open, enter your work using the form on this page.

In the meantime, read all about our previous month’s winners on our website!


T’s & C’s

By submitting yourself to be an Instagram Hero of any particular month, you are also giving Between 10and5 permission to use your image for marketing efforts in future months, should you be dubbed an Instagram Hero.

Please use this form to share your award worthy Instagram creative with us


Congratulations to Courtney Hodgson aka Kiff Kak on being July’s IG HERO under the Business category. Instagram Heroes is our ongoing monthly award series that celebrates not only businesses and creatives, but campaigns as well. We caught up with Courtney to learn more about her

Celebrating the July Creator Instagram Hero, Foyin Og

You may know Foyin Og from the viral makeup challenge #7days7faces , her YouTube channel, as well as her collaborations with brands such as Netflix, Foschini, Essence, and Levi’s Haus Africa, but do you know how she built her loyal and diverse beauty community? Read

Meet June’s Instagram Heroes Creator Winner, Amahle Ntshinga

Meet the June Instagram Heroes Creator Winner, Amahle Ntshinga, a social entrepreneur, self-development coach, activist, tarot card reader, and founder of The LUNTU Index– a black owned, and conscious retail site featuring brands that are proudly South African, owned by people from the LGBTQ, vegan

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