LITERACY Day was marked in Simbu by a major event organised in two parts: a literary competition (essays, short stories and poetry) which culminated on the day with the announcement of winners; and competitive debates and quizzes between between contending high schools on event day.
The literary contest was judged by five English teachers, one each from Kewamugl High School, Rosary Secondary School, Kundiawa Lutheran Day High School (KLDHS) and Ku High School. A total of 154 entries were received.
Two winners were selected for each of the three categories and awarded a book and K100 cash for first place and a book and K50 cash for second place.
The books were Fitman, Raitman & Cooks: Paradise in Peril by Francis Nii, PNG The Writing is on the Wall by David Herman Tambagle and A Bush Poet’s Poetical Blossom by Jimmy Drekore.