ma Jan Literary Competition
The Alan ma Jan Literary Competition for 2004 was only
moderately successful. We were disappointed that there were so few
entries in the Open Categories of Rotuman and English Poetry, and truly
surprised that no short stories meeting our criteria were submitted.
To read the prize-winning poems for 2004 by category
High School Rotuman Poetry
High School English Poetry
School English Poetry
Category Rotuman Poetry
Category English Poetry
The Alan ma Jan Literary Competition for 2005 was again
a disappointment because there were so few submissions. We know that
there is a lot of talent out there, but apparently something in the
Rotuman character--a basic shyness about putting oneself in the public
eye, perhaps?--has kept people from submitting their work to us. As
a result, we have decided no longer to sponsor such competitions.
Our goal has been to stimulate Rotumans, and Rotuman
youths in particular, to express themselves in poetry and prose. We
will always welcome poetry and stories by Rotumans of any age to the
Rotuma Website, including works of fiction.
The Youth Corner is
a place for youngsters under the age of 18 to submit poetry, stories,
or works of art that they would like to share with other Rotuman youths.
We have also established a separate Rotuman
Literature Section containing submissions in both Rotuman and English.
To read the prize-winning entries for 2005 by category
- Rotuman Poetry
- English Poetry
- Short Stories