2017 Crocodile Prize Competition Awards Reception

Congratulations to everyone who have participated in the 2017 Crocodile Prize Competition. The Awards will be presented to the winners of each of the Category in which Generous Sponsors have stepped forward to sponsor. An interesting program line up has been planned for the 22nd February 2018 at the Gateway Hotel, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. It will be a time to reward the winners with recognition of their work and celebrate with them. It will be a time to also be gracious in giving respect to those with motive of altruism and philanthropy, the Sponsors. It will be a time to Promote Writing and Illustrations in Papua New Guinea
Below are the summaries of the categories in which budding and emerging writers submitted their literature piece.
2017 Crocodile Prize Competition, Library for all, Writing for Children Category
Below are the short list winners of the 2017 Crocodile Prize Competition, Library for all, Writing for Children Category.
 Hunting Trip by Leila Parina
 Charlotte and the Shiny Crocodile by Peter Jokisie
 Bruno satisfied his hunger for meat by Charlene Nii
 Snoopy the Lost Puppy by Jordan Dean
 The Collapsed Mess Table by Jimmy Awagl

The Winner of this Category is: to be announced
2017 Crocodile Prize Competition, Papua New Guinea Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, Essays and Journalism Category
 The Murder by Kepan Kepas Winuan
 The Positive Side of Men by Michael Geketa
 Lack of Readers and Buyers in Papua New Guinea by Jordan Dean
 Her Fight by Evah Kuamin Banige
 Doctors without Medical Borders by Willian Tau -Vali
The Winner of this Category is: to be announced

2017 Crocodile Prize Competition, Cleland Family Heritage Category
 Busanu by Julie Sugoho
 The Necessity of Integrating Traditional Engan Education with Modern Education by Simon E Davidson
 Mwata’yala (A legend about the lake people) by Jordan Dean
 Gabubu (A legend of the White Dove) by Jordan Dean
 My Family Heritage – NGAI by Evah Kuamin Banige

The Winner of this Category is: to be announced
2017 Crocodile Prize Competition, Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited Short Story Category
The Enchantment of Money by Nathan Yange K
I Did Not Know What Was Behind the Door by Nathan Yange K
Maria by Shirley Maki
Two Faces by Kirsten Aria
My trials, my foes, in Primary School by Iso Yawi

The Winner of this Category is: to be announced
2017 Crocodile Prize Competition, Kina Securities Short Story Category
The winners for the 2017 Crocodile Prize Kina Securities Poetry Category are the following entries:
Broken and beaten by Leila Parina
He is gagged by Emmanuel Marosi
We need change by Annie Dori
When tomorrow come by Leiao Gerega
Who will by Leiao Gerega

The Winner of this Category is: to be announced
2017 Crocodile Prize Competition, Minerals Resource Development Corporation, Women in Writing Category
 Kepan Kepas Winuan
 Evah Kuamin Banige
 Leila Parina
 Carol Kouron
 Kirsten Aria
The Winner of this Category is: to be announced

2017 Crocodile Prize Competition, Port Moresby Theatre, Best Short Play Category
 Konea ’s lamentation by Peter Jokisie
 THE VIGILANTES by Peter Jokisie
 Nuli Tanga – Our Way by Julie Kondi
The Judges did not think that any of the entries being submitted were worthy of the Prize.

2017 Crocodile Prize Competition, Haltmeier Family, FaceBook Challenge
 Vital Educational Tool by Carol Kauron
 Baining Fire Dancers (Free Verse Poem) by Raychelle Redi
 Gulf Westport Sea by Dotty Ibana
 Social Media by Enos Louisah
The Winner of this Category is: to be announced

Except for the fb Challenge, all winners received K5000.00 cash prize. The winner of the fb Challenge won learning aids and materials to the tune of K5000.00. The Winner of the Port Moresby Theatre could have won K1000.00 in cash prize and a change for the play to be staged at the Theatre for the public to pay and see.
In addition, all the entries will be edited and published in the 2017 Annual Anthology. The anthology will be ready in March 2018.
The Crocodile Prize 2018 will also be Launched at the end of the Awards Reception.

2 comments

  1. Thanks for the information and a big thank you to the Organising Committee for their efforts in promoting PNG literature & writing.

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