NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Pikihuia Awards (formerly the Huia Short Story Awards) is a biennial competition that started in 1995 to discover and recognise Māori writers. The awards encourage diverse Māori viewpoints and writing in both te reo Māori and English.
- First-time Writer in te reo Māori
- First-time Writer in English
- Emerging Writer in te reo Māori
- Emerging Writer in English
The winner of each category will receive a $2,000 cash prize each. Two highly commended finalists in each category will receive a cash prize of $500 each.
SUBMITTING YOUR STORY
Please read the conditions of entry before completing your story.
Submit your story along with the online entry form before the closing time 11:59pm, Monday, 12 April 2021.
IMPORTANT DATES 2021
8 February 2021 – Entries Open
12 April 2021 – Entries Close
9 June 2021 – Finalists Announced
25 September 2021 – Winners Announced at the Pikihuia Awards Ceremony
THE PIKIHUIA AWARDS CEREMONY
The awards ceremony is held in Wellington to announce the winners and launch the Huia Short Stories collection.
From time to time, we also recognise a lifetime contribution to New Zealand literature with the presentation of a Special Award. Past recipients of this award include Dame Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira and Sir Hirini Moko Mead.