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
- Published Writer in te reo Māori
- Published Writer in English
The winner of each category will receive a $2000 cash prize. Two highly commended finalists in each category will receive a cash prize of $500 each.
SUBMITTING YOUR STORY
Entries for the 2019 Pikihuia Awards are now closed.
IMPORTANT DATES 2019
1 January – Entries Open
8 April – Entries Close
19 June – Finalists Announced
14 September – Winners Announced at the Pikihuia Awards Ceremony
THE AWARDS CEREMONY
The 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 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.