AN ADVERTISING campaign began in the PNG Post-Courier newspaper today to promote PNG’s national literary contest, THE CROCODILE PRIZE.
The contest for Papua New Guinean writers is supported by the Post-Courier and PNG Attitude.
It is named after the first novel written by a Papua New Guinean, The Crocodile by Vincent Eri, published in 1970.
The contest has three categories - for short stories, poetry and journalism.
A first prize of K1,000 will be awarded in each category and the Post-Courier will publish the best entries.
Meanwhile, author and poet Laurie Meintjes, after thinking deeply about his own writing, has distilled ten key principles, which he shares here with people interested in entering The Crocodile Prize.
Further details and an entry form for the contest are available here.
And this is the half-page advertisement that is telling Papua New Guinea about the prize.