Enter The Crocodile Prize 2014

The Crocodile Prize

The Crocodile Prize is the Highest most Prestigious award a Papua New Guinean writer can attain. Named after  Sir Vincent Eri’s trail-blazing novel, The Crocodile, it aims to stimulate a writing culture as a form of recording and or responding to the changes Papua New Guinea.

The Crocodile Prize is the brainchild of the PNG Attitude blog run by Keith Jackson. Keith Jackson and Phil Fitzpatrick initiated the Crocodile Prize competition last year.

I won the essay category and have had my essays exposed to a wider audience. The recognition that comes with being a Croc Prize winner, has also assisted in raising my profile.

I therefore encourage other young writers to engage in this national conversation and to articulate the views of the masses, whether through poetry, short stories or essays. This is a watershed moment in our nation’s young history and it is only fitting that young voices capture this moment in history in their writing.