Well done to the twenty-one entrants who are participating this year.
Assessment of the poems is made by ‘blind-judging’ of poems sent without the author names and details. Although six entrants have not provided their identification, there is still time for them to remedy that, so please do.
With the ID photo’s Ples Singsing can confirm that you are who you say you are and, even more importantly, celebrate your school or institute name when we start publishing the poems on this blog.
This year our judge is Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna’i, a published Samoan poetess and a media and communications specialist who runs her private company, FlyingGeese Productions, in New Zealand.
Faumuina has visited Papua New Guinea a number of times and has an uncanny quick grasp of Tok Pisin, so noken traim long tok baksait long em taim em i raun ikam, laka, em bai givim yu gut wan tru ia!
You may read some of Faumuina’s poetry right here and here, and learn about her 2020 book, My Grandfather is a Canoe, from which she also produced an award winning drama at the Dunedin Festival in 2021.
The announcement of the three winning poems will be made on the day after World Environment Day, Monday 6th of June.
ALL entries will be published right here on Ples Singsing – A PNG Writer’s Blog, and we will celebrate the twenty-one entrants who have entered into the world of literary creativity.