Writing awards now open

By Tatura Guardian

The 2019 Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards are now open.

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

The awards include three categories, which are broken up into separate age groups including entries from primary aged students right up to 65 and over.

The three categories include Story/Yarn/Article/Play, Poem/Lyric/Rap and Aboriginal Languages of the Region in any written form.

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

Entry forms are available from the Rumbalara Aboriginal Health Service in Mooroopna, and the Rumbalara Aged Care Facility in Shepparton and all branches of Goulburn Valley Libraries.

Alternatively they may be downloaded from the GV Libraries website,

■For more information, go to the Dungala-Kaiela Writing Facebook page.