BY KEITH JACKSON
ORGANISERS OF The Crocodile Prize literary contest have announced a fourth award, this time for a female writer, which will honour the service to the community and to women of Dame Carol Kidu, until yesterday the Minister for Community Development.
Lady Kidu, a much respected figure throughout Papua New Guinea and the only female politician in the national parliament, graciously agreed to have the award created in her name.
The K1,000 Dame Carol Kidu Award for Women’s Literature is in addition to the prizes for poetry, short stories and essays/journalism announced last year and which are being judged at present.
All women (and girls) who entered The Crocodile Prize contest in any category before 30 June will be eligible for the award.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby on Thursday 15 September.