Short Story & Poetry Writing Competition

April 9, 2020, 3:36 p.m.

Who may enter

  • People that can whakapapa to the one or more of the five iwi of Te Hiku o Te Ika (Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupōuri, Ngāi Takoto, Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa)

Who may not enter

  • All persons or groups affiliated with Te Reo Irirangi o Te Hiku o Te Ika are not eligible for prizes. This includes current staff, volunteers, and contractors.

How to enter

  • Submit a piece of your writing that is inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic and Alert Level 4 Lockdown - into one of the categories below:

Best Short Story (Te Reo Māori)    

Best Poem (Te Reo Māori) 

Best Short Story (English)

Best Poem (English)

  • Short stories must not be longer than 5000 words

  • There will be two age categories; Matua - 21 years and over; Rangatahi - 20 years and under

  • Contact us at info@tehiku.co.nz for an entry form

  • To confirm your entry send your piece of writing with a completed entry form to info@tehiku.co.nz 

  • You may enter as many times and in as many categories as you would like

  • All entries must be submitted by 5 pm on Sunday, May 3rd 2020.

Judging Panel

  • Your submissions will be judged by an expert judging panel

  • The judging panel is objective and is not able to participate in the competition.

  • The judging panel’s decision is final.

Announcing Winners

  • We will contact the winners in writing by early June

  • We will announce the winners on Te Hiku 97.1 FM and on our Facebook page.

Prize Money

Category

First Prize     

Second Prize

Matua - 21 years and older

Best Short Story (Te Reo Māori)    

$500

$200

Best Poem (Te Reo Māori)

$500

$200

Best Short Story (English)

$500

$200

Best Poem (English)

$500

$200

Rangatahi - 20 years and under

Best Short Story (Te Reo Māori)

$500

$200

Best Poem (Te Reo Māori)

$500

$200

Best Short Story

$500

$200

Best Poem

$500

$200

Terms & Conditions

  • These rules are subject to change without notice. If we do make any changes, we will publish those on our Facebook page and announced on Te Hiku FM 97.1

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