The Crocodile Prize is Papua New Guinea’s national writing competition. It was established in 2010 to encourage creative and critical writing in Papua New Guinean (PNG) and to provide Papua New Guineans with access to home-grown literature. A writing competition and a publishing program were initiated in 2010 with the first awards made in 2011….
Dear everyone The Volunteer Organising Committee would like to sincerly apologise for the silence we have given to all. Our Volunteers are putting together the folders (10 altogether) of the entries, and are summarising all the entries so we can have a comprehensive response as a report to you all. The folders will go to…
Edited for the blog, an entry from the 2017 Crocodile Prize Competition, Kina Securities Poetry Category by Zephaniah Winduo Aron Zephaniah has a Bachelor in Information Systems from the Divine Word University. He always enjoys serving his Sepik people and contributes to the development of his province to preserve and promote Sepik culture and traditions. …
Edited version for the Blog from an Entry of the 2017 Crocodile Prize Chamber of Mines and Petroleum Essays and Journalism Category. Michael Geketa has left the Police Force to pursue other interests. He is an aspiring politician who has provided leadership in the Police Force as a Commander. Writing has been a big part of…
As we approached Gobe Agriculture High School and Don Moesly Primary School, we could see all the students jumping up and down, calling out “M-R-D-C”! It was exciting and exhilarating to see that the students were just as excited as I was. I could see their faces pressed to the windows and kids pushing each other to get the better view of the visitors.
At 3pm, I started having mixed feelings of excitement and nervousness as we drove up to the school. The Headmaster, Mr Sauka gathered the students into the mess hall and welcomed us in. The students all clattered around each other, curious to know what these two women were doing there. Mr Sauka did a formal welcome and introduction of MRDC and The Crocodile Prize.
By Gretel Matawan I woke up to a cold and foggy morning and wonderful smells of nature. The air was clean, fresh and sweet. I felt like I was wrapped like a baby in soft gentle and lightly scented towel. I stuck my tongue out to taste the air. Port Moresby air is a…
The Crocodile Prize is here at the heart of Southern Highlands Province. In the next 2days, I will be visiting Kikori, Semberigi and Gobe. All these would not have been possible if it had not been for the sponsorship and additional support from the Mineral Resources Development Company (MRDC).
“No, definitely a wolf pack,” Shirley looked out the window without shame. ”Look, you’re confusing me. Alpha kind? What the heck do you mean?” I stammered and nearly choked on the lump of meat between the mashed potatoes.
An entry from Peter Jokisie in the 2016 Crocodile Prize Competition under the Writing for Children Category.
Crocodile Prize appeared in Post Courier on the 2nd August 2017. Publicity of the Prize and the Generous Support of the Sponsors.
An Entry in the 2017 Crocodile Prize Competition, under the Poetry Category sponsored by the Kina Securities Limited.
Photo Courtesy: Carolyn Leigh