AS promised, the Crocodile Prize website launched on Monday has already experienced a major upgrade and has a bright new home page featuring news and other information about the Prize.
The website also features a new search facility to enable searches for authors’ names and other material.
The Crocodile Prize, Papua New Guinea’s national literary contest, was established in 2010 to encourage Papua New Guineans to write and also to provide the people of PNG access to a home-grown literature.
The Crocodile Prize Organising Group, COG, administers all aspects of the Prize including the website, annual prize-giving event, the annual Crocodile Prize Anthology, writers’ workshops and marketing and publicising the Prize.
On its home page, in addition to news, the website backgrounds the Prize and there are scrolling acknowledgements of its sponsors.
The site also contains a wealth of information about the Prize – entries, sponsors, past winners, award categories, judges and the entry form.
At the time of writing this year’s Crocodile Prize had received 270 entries from nearly 100 writers from all over Papua New Guinea. Entries close on Monday 30 June.