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Writing award entries open

By John Lewis

Organisers of this year’s Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards are calling for entries from all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a connection to our region.

The awards were inaugurated in 2012 to provide an opportunity for writing and self-expression in the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

There are three categories:

The story/yarn/article/play category has four sections — Junior (Prep to Grade 6), Youth (13 years to 18 years), Open (19 years and over) and the Elders section (65 years and over).

Similarly, the poem/lyric/rap category has four sections — Junior (Prep to Grade 6), Youth (13 years to 18 years), Open (19 years and over) and the Elders section (65 years and over).

There is also a category for Aboriginal languages of this region in any written form.

This category has three sections — Junior (Prep to Grade 6), Youth (13 years to 18 years) and the Open section (19 years and over).

Some Aboriginal language words must be used, but the whole entry does not have to be written in Aboriginal language.

Translation is requested for all language entries.

Entry forms are available from all branches of Goulburn Valley Libraries, or may be downloaded from the website www.gvlibraries .com.au

Entry forms are also available from the Rumbalara Aboriginal Health Service, Mooroopna, and the Rumbalara Aged Care Facility, Ford Rd, Shepparton.

The Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards can also be found on Facebook at Dungala-Kaiela Writing.

Entries close on August 31.

For more information contact Sharon Charles, Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards co-ordinator, email [email protected] or phone 0488044058.