Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards

The Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards are open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a connection to our region. The Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards were inaugurated in 2012 to provide an opportunity for writing and self-expression in the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Entries for the 2019 Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards are now open!

Categories

There are three categories in the Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards.

  • The Story/Yarn/Article/Play category has four sections: 
    • the Junior section (Prep to Grade 6);
    • the Youth section (13 years to 18 years);
    • the Open section (19 years and over); and
    • the Elders section (65 years and over).
  • The Poem/Lyric/Rap category has four sections:
    • the Junior section (Prep to Grade 6);
    • the Youth section (13 years to 18 years);
    • the Open section (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. There are three sections:
    • the Junior section (Prep to Grade 6);
    • the Youth section (13 years to 18 years); and
    • the Open section (19 years and over).

    Some Aboriginal Language words must be used, however the whole entry does not have to be written in Aboriginal Language. Translation is requested for all Language entries.

The Closing date for entries for the 2019 Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards is Saturday 31st August 2019.

Entry Form

For more information

Find the Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards on Facebook or contact the Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards Co-ordinator:

Sharon Charles
Email: dkwa@gvrlc.vic.gov.au
Telephone: 0488 044 058