WITH less than two week left for Papua New Guinea’s writers to enter the 2014 Crocodile Prize and its K35,000 in awards, many writers who have submitted entries have not yet sent in entry forms.
And the list of missing entry forms includes some of PNG’s best known writers.
If your name is mentioned below, you need to download the entry form here and email it to the address shown. Only one form is required to cover all your entries.
The ‘missing’ writers are:
Alfred Kawo, Chris Baria, David Gonol, Donalyn Pipino, Dotty Tearaki, Emma Wakpi, Francis Sina Nii, Gabriel Ramoi, Gary Juffa, George Kuias, Hela Kaiabe, Hogande Kiafuli, Jane Pumai Awi, Jeffrey Mane Febi, Jimmy Drekore, Joe Wasia, Joseph Ambane John, Kela Kapkora Sil Bolkin, Lapieh Landu, Leonard Fong Roka, Marlene Potoura, Martinez Wasuak, Martyn Namorong, Michael Dom, Nigel Matte, Norm David, Paul Wauglo Wii, Sioni Ruma, Sonja Barry Ramoi, Steve Labuan, Steven Gimbo, Steven Ilave Snr, Tanya Zeriga Alone, Tony Flynn, Yvonne Hani
So far, this year’s Prize has received nearly 400 entries from 82 writers and already the judges are hard at work reading and scoring and deciding.
All entries are considered eligible for publication in the Crocodile Prize Anthology 2014, to be launched in September under the auspices of the PNG Association of Australia Publishing Program.
And, of course, the best entry in each of the six categories – Book of the Year, Short Stories, Poetry, Essays, Heritage and Writing for Children – will win a K5,000 prize and a handsome trophy.
There is also a special award for the person who is adjudged to have made a significant lifetime contribution to PNG literature.