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26 January 2016


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Thankyu tumas Phil and Emmanuel, I shall do as advised. I will get in touch with Bernard who was one of my former lecturers and both of us are now currently based in DWU thus it makes it easy..


Jack Klomes. Please contact at DWU. Bernard email is: Jack we certainly need yous in Madang to be the "On the grounds" people for us in Madang.

Also communicate with us on:

This goes for all you others out there.

You can help by publicising the competition in Wabag and Enga Province Daniel.

We want a good representation of Engan writers this year.

As one who volunteered to help during the Kundiawa session, I am truly sorry I could not do much from here in Wabag. Communicating through emails is not the best option to run a loose organisation of volunteers living everywhere. I sort of gave up when Baka’s email kept developing problems. Immediate person to person contact had to be made.
But with BB getting help from Peni, Ruth and others living in Port Moresby - they can get this going. And I am sure we will make the 2016 Crocodile Prize event in Madang a success. Apologies once again

What you could do Jack is get in touch with Bernard Yegiora and the writer's group at Divine Word and act as a link between them and the guys in Port Moresby and Lae.

With the awards being scheduled to be held in Madang this year it would be good if the Crocodile Competition was publicised both at DVU and Madang in general.

Bernard is at:

The awards date was changed because of the late start for the competition Francis. Otherwise there wouldn't have been time to get the anthology done.

Perhaps we can aim for an awards day in November. That's when the winners will be announced. See what Baka and Co. think. Dates are still flexible at this stage.

Don't get too worried Mathias. There is a good team working on the prize now.

The people who made promises in Kundiawa let everyone down and a lot of time was spent trying to communicate with them but it didn't work - hence the delay.

Dear Mr. Emmanuel Peni, Thankyou for what you and your Committee members have done thus far...after reading your comments I would very much like to assist and contribute in any way possible....

I am based in Madang and I am not much of a writer but I am a keen follower of this Blog and the Crocodile Prize Competition. Therefore I would like to volunteer myself should there be any way you and your committee could use me kindly let me know and I would only be too glad to assist.

Provide me your email or the committees email thus I could shoot you and email...Thank you...Cheers!

At the 2015 Kundiawa meet a whole morning was dedicated to the future of the Crocodile Prize and lots discussed. It's getting me worried now.

Better waking up late than never. Awesome! Looking forward to this prestigious annual literary competition this year.

Great Baka and the team. The important thing is the Crocodile must live on whether it grows fat or skinny.

One question from me is why putting the award ceremony to December? It is a one day event and can be held in September.

For us here in Kundiawa, the whole of December is for Simbu Children Foundation and we are seeing a clash of timetable.

Think about it.

That's the problem with Ruth, she sort of sits in the background and makes things happen that people take for granted.

But you definitely need a Simbu on board.

Thank you very much Phil for your support. I also want to mention, even though I have not met her in person, I believe Ruth Moiam has been a great help to Baka on-ground in Port Moresby. Thank you Ruth and hope you will still be part of the team. We were also honoured to have Johan Volkerink from Paga Hills Development assist us with the development of the Business Plan. Thank you Johan.

Thank you Philip.
This Committee of loose group of individual still need you all out there. We will and PNG will be glad if anyone of you out there have spare time could use your capabilities to please email us and ask us what you can do to contribute.
We are excited to crawl, stand and walk. We are excited to go forward. Please join us and help us grow. Help PNG Literature grow.

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