February 02, 2017
Pikihuia sees Maori talent
The Maori Literature Trust is on the look-out for the next James George, Tina Makereti, or Paula Morris.
They’re all past winners of the biennial Pikihuia Awards, which are being held again this year.
Trust chair Robyn Bargh says the awards are continually throwing up new talent as well as allowing previous entrants and winners to show their progress.
She says secondary school students have also been a source of great writing, with some schools and teachers promoting competition to their students as a way to improve their writing as well as promote the profile of their school.
There are six categories:
– Best Short Story Written in English
– Best Short Story Written in te reo Maori
– Best Short Film Script
– Best Novel Extract
– Best Short Story by a Secondary School Student in te reo Maori, and
– Best Short Story by a Secondary School Student in English.
Entries close The Tuesday after Easter, 18 April with the winners announced in September along with the publication of the finalist entries in HUIA Short Stories 12.
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