Crocodile Prize Winners Will be Announced Tonight

  The winners of Papua New Guinea’s National Literature Awards – The Crocodile Prize 2016 will be announced this evening at the Australian High Commission, Port Moresby. The competition attracted 550 entries from PNG writers. Each category winner receives K5000 tonight. The Crocodile Prize Writers Competition is named after the first novel written by a Papua New…

2016 Heritage Category Shortlist

A winner will receive K5000 next Thursday (February 16) for the Cleland Family Heritage Prize in the 2016 Crocodile Prize Competition. Below are the three finalists of the 2016 Crocodile Prize Heritage Competition: Ketar Natis, Killings and Two Grieving Kinsmen by Theresa Gizoria; The Disappearance of Gambu by Julie Sugoho and Christina’s History by Talitha Kove.The K5000 winner…

Message From Chairman

Greetings everyone, and welcome back to the Crocodile Prize Blog and Home. We are excited to launch The Crocodile Prize Competition 2017, but not just yet. Before we launch, we will announce the 2016 Competition winners. The official Crocodile Prize 2016 Award Ceremony will be held on the 16th of February at the Australian High Commission Grounds, Port Moresby,…

Crocodile Prize Committee Members Promote PNG National Book Week

Caption: EMTV footage showing children in the National Book Week activities. The Crocodile Prize Association Inc committee members and authors Baka Bina, Emmanuel Peni and Marlene Dee Gray Potoura are taking part in and promoting reading and writing in the PNG National Book Week this week. Author of “Sibona” Mr Peni yesterday visited and spoke to 600…

Crocodile Prize Inc – A New Association for Papua New Guinea Writers

The Crocodile Prize Committee 2016 is proud to announce that it is officially an association as of this week. The Competition Committee Vice Chairperson Joycelin Leahy said it is a dream come true for writers in PNG to finally have a proper organisation and a place where the voice of PNG can be developed through…

PNG Poets Can Get Help

Papua New Guinean poets intending on brushing up their poetry for the Crocodile Prize can get help from Australian poet Malcolm Mackellar or Chips as he is known to friends. Chips has offered to look at your poems and offer suggestions to improve the rhyme and metre. “My reason for asking to help PNG poets,…

Fireplaces, Facebook & a quest to preserve PNG’s stories

Shared from the PNG Attitude Blog By MARTYN NAMORONG SINCE its emergence 2011 as PNG’s preeminent literary award – the Crocodile Prize – has spurred a growth in the recording of Papua New Guinean stories. Named after Sir Vincent Eri’s epic novel The Crocodile, the prize seeks to unearth PNG’s emerging story tellers. If social…