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26 February 2018


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I appreciate the efforts exerted by the Crocodile Prize Committee in promoting literary in PNG.

Am a keen writer. And would like to take part.Can anyone from the committe provide details on conditions and on how to go about?

Congratulations to all the winners and the organizing committee

Congratulation to the winners.

Warm cheers and congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Crocodile Prize. Every year, PNG's premier literary competition is growing. Keep writing and growing as a person to be a better writer. I am looking forward to reading the anthology.

A lot of PNGians have mobile phones so the Organising Committee could use a phone to receive poetry, short story or essay entries via whatsapp or FB messenger.

Photographs or screen shots of handwritten work can also be sent via whatsapp.

Then comes the tedious work of typing them on MS Word (if the entries are good enough).

I would be interested in typing up hand written entries for the Crocodile poetry prize, but as Phil has also mentioned, only those which show some aptitude.

In relation to poetry, the entry must show some attempt at rhyme and rythym. We can always edit it to make it better, just by changing the syntax or substituting another word with the required number of syllables and so on.

I think it would be a pity to limit entries to authors who can access computers. There must be hundreds of budding authors in remote parts of PNG without access to computers and we should give them every opportunity to compete in the Crocodile Prize.

This is a good conclusion to a grand effort by Emmanuel and team.

The sponsors are generous in contributing to this natonal writing competition - surely knocking on a few pillars of PNG and global human development objectives.

Well done and congratulations to the winners and to all entrants.

I look forward to reading the Anthology.

We used to accept hand written entries Peter.

It's not difficult to manage. I'd only ever type up the better entries for inclusion in the anthology or if it was a potential winner.

A lot depends on getting volunteers willing to type up such entries.

Acknowledging receipt of hand written entries proved difficult however.

It would be a shame if the prize missed out on a new talent just because the writer didn't have a computer.

Congratulations to all involved, organizers and winners and sponsors. And also a word of appreciation to the founders of the Crocodile Prize. It was a great initiative.

I know many people who heard about Crocodile Prize would really like to submit their work but many do not have a proper PC or laptop to type their work.

Reviewing the report for 2017, it seemed that we still need more and more entries. I asked Manu and the committee if it's ok to accept hand written works. If we put the word out there that we're cool with hand written work, many people will write in.

Imagine a kid from a rural part of the country who writes a nice piece, had to walk some miles just to deliver the entry envelope in a Post Office. That's a story right there.

I wasn’t aware of the Crocodile Prize and never participated from 2011 to 2016. Last year, I submitted several entries for the Poetry, Short Story, Writing for Children, Heritage Writing and Essay categories. That’s to make up for the previous years that I didn’t participate. My intention was for my writing to be included in the anthology.

Congratulations to the Organising Committee and the winners. Big thanks to the sponsors. Special one to the Cleland family for sponsoring the Heritage Writing category.

Congratulations Emmanuel and team for keeping the Crocodile Prize competition alive these two years.

I certainly missed this story when I wrote a feature two days ago for the Post Courier's Weekend Magazine. I talked about the need to promote literature and PNG-authored books in PNG and mentioned the Crocodile Prize and some of the major sponsors of the competition.

I notice new sponsors here - Port Moresby Arts Theatre, Haltmeier Family, Mineral Resources Development Corporation, Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd, Library for All - Australia, Bank South Pacific, and Bmobile Vodafone.

Thank you generous sponsors - past and current. It is because of your support that the Crocodile Prize has been kept alive.

Tenkyu Keith na Phil long statim didpela CP resis long yia 2011.

Congratulations to all concerned: great to see the tradition continuing.

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