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.

Closing date extended for the Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards!

Due to the disruptions that COVID-19 has caused in 2020, the closing date for entries to the Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards has been extended until 30 April 2021.

The 2020-2021 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. The 2020 Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards are open and written entries are invited.

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.

Entries for the 2020-2021 Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards  close on 30 April 2021.

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