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Here’s how to submit an entry to the 2016 Crocodile Prize


THIS brief article is for all Papua New Guinean writers intending to enter the 2016 Crocodile Prize.

If you want to take part in the Crocodile Prize this year, you have to visit this blog and read as much information as you can.

When you decide to enter one of the seven Crocodile Prize 2016 categories, you must label your writing clearly so the entry does not get lost or mixed up with other people’s entries.

Most of the entries the committee has received so far do not include the writer’s name even on the entry itself. Having your name written on the email does not get it on your entry.

Some entries also do not have categories they are being entered into.

To assist future submissions, please follow the instructions below carefully and follow the example I have provided.

The most important thing to do is to write your title, your full name and category next to that title on the actual entry.

You must also attach a copy of the entry form with your full details. The entry forms are on the two websites: www.crocodile The entry form can be downloaded or copied and pasted.

Here is an example of how you should submit an entry.

Poetry Entry Crocodile Prize – by Joycelin Leahy©

New Love

A mess of feelings
Soft strings twisted, and tangled
A lore to be unfold soon
Waiting, yearning the unknown


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Michael Dom

Here is an article that lists the tools required for writing good free verse poems.

In the comments section there was a query about allusion and metaphor.

If metaphor should be in there then add metonym and synecdoche too.

Look up these terms.

John K Kamasua

Hi Joycelin and Baka

I have tried accessing the Crocodile Prize and was blocked with the following message.

I am trying to assist students to send their entries but can't access the site. Any explanation and what can be done in the meantime.

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Wardley Barry

Thank you Joycelin.

Does that mean I will have to resubmit some of the works I submitted?

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