The Crocodile Prize would like to thank the Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (KPHL) for continuing their sponsorship of the Short Stories Category.
Yesterday, Monday 31st of July, 2017, the Chairman, Emmanuel Peni, on behalf of the voluntary committee received the cheque of K10,000.00 from the Financial Controller, Mary Gigimai, of KPHL.
Mary Gigimai stated, “One of Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited’s vision is to support education and literature becuase we aim to provide opportunities and value to general Papua New Guineans and we believe that sponsorship of education and literature is one such area.”
Emmanuel thanked KPHL for sponsoring the 2017 Crocodile Prize Competition and for creating that opportunity for Papua New Guineans to explore creativity, their talents and passion in writing. He then thanked the Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited for increasing their sponsorship from K5,000 to K10,000. “Yes, the prize money is K5,000 and the other K5,000 will be put to other expenses such as bringing the awardee from another province to attend the 2017 Award Ceremony” said Mr Peni.
As stated by Mr Peni, ‘Short stories’ is a special category because it is not like poems or a novel. One has to fit a story into two pages, and be creative in terms of the plots and resonance. In PNG story telling is a part of our culture, and short stories is the form of literature that allows the writer to transfer an oral story telling into a short story on paper. Short stories is the most diverse form of literature and by far the most interesting to read.