WITH PAPUA NEW GUINEA’s premier literary awards, The Crocodile Prize, barely out of the starting blocks for 2014, there have already been nearly 100 entries submitted by more than 60 writers.
K25,000 in prize money as well as the prestigious Crocodile Prize trophy will be awarded to five overall winners, while runners up will be presented with Awards of Merit.
The PNG Chamber of Mines & Petroleum Award for Essays & Journalism has so far received 45 entries, the Kina Securities Poetry Award 44, and the Cleland Family Heritage Award and the Steamships Short Story Award four entries each.
So far there have been no entries for the Ok Tedi Mining Book of the Year award, but there are expected to be as many as 10 or 12 full length books submitted for the judges to deliberate over by the time entries close on 30 June.
Full details of the Prize, including an entry form, are available on this webpage and we urge all people thinking of entering work to study the conditions and to begin planning their entries now.
There is no limit on the number of entries that may be submitted.
If writers have any questions not dealt with on the webpage, they can email the organisers at this email address.