IN January the 2015 Crocodile Prize national literary contest got going in earnest, with nearly 200 entries received during the month.
The Prize secured two new sponsors: SP Brewery made possible the just-established Illustration Award for and the Paga Hill Development Company spared the Writing for Children Award from extinction after the previous sponsor went missing.
The Crocodile Prize Organisation also welcomed senior academic and award-winning writer John Kaupa Kamasua to its ranks after the resignation of Steven Ilave Sr.
John is contemplating establishing a group like the Simbu Writers Association in Port Moresby. If this can be made to happen, it will represent a major contribution to the development of a sustainable indigenous literature in Papua New Guinea. We wish him well.
Now for the writing that stimulated the most comment and proved most popular in PNG Attitude during January.