The Pikihuia Awards, formerly the Huia Short Story Awards, is a biennial competition that started in 1995 with the aim of discovering and promoting new and emerging Māori writers. The awards encourage diverse Māori viewpoints and writing in both English and te reo Māori.
THE AWARDS CATEGORIES
- Short Story by a school student in te reo Māori
- Short Story by a school student in English
- Short Story by an unpublished writer in te reo Māori
- Short Story by an unpublished writer in English
- Shorty Story by a Published writer in te reo Māori
- Short Story by a Published writer in English
The student categories are eligible to win $500 and $250 worth of Huia books for their entries. Entrants of all other category, are eligible to win a cash prize of $2000.
All shortlisted entries are published in a Huia Short Stories Collection.
Pikihuia Awards Ceremony
THE AWARDS CEREMONY
The 2019 Pikihuia Awards ceremony is held in Wellington. It is a fun event to celebrate and acknowledge the finalists and launch the Huia Short Stories Collection.
From time to time we also recognise a life-time 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.
For information on previous winners, click here.