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2019 Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards now open

By Corowa Free Press

The 2019 Dungala - Kaiela Writing Awards are now 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. 

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

The Story/Yarn/Article/Play category has four sections – junior section (prep to grade six), youth section (13 years to 18 years), open section (19 years and over) and the elders section (65 years and over). 

The Poem/Lyric/Rap category has four sections – junior section (prep to grade six), youth section (13 years to 18 years), 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 - junior section (prep to grade six), 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. 

Entry forms are available from Yarrawonga Library 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 Road, Shepparton. 

Find the Dungala - Kaiela Writing Awards on Facebook at Dungala - Kaiela writing. 

Entries for the 2019 Dungala - Kaiela Writing Awards close on August 31. 

For further information contact Sharon Charles - Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards Co-ordinator. Email: dkwa@gvrlc.vic.gov.au or by phoning 0488 044 058.