The Pikihuia Awards

Started in 1995, The Pikihuia Awards are held by The Māori Literature Trust.
Writers of Māori descent are invited to submit their works of fiction into this competition every two years.

The competition aims to promote Māori viewpoints and Te Reo Māori, within the following 6 categories for 2017:

  • Best Short Story Written in English
  • Best Short Story Written in te reo Māori
  • Best Novel Extract
  • Best Short Film Script
  • Best Short Story by a school student in Te Reo Māori
  • Best Short Story by a school student in English

All shortlisted entries in the Novel Extract and Short Story English and Māori categories are published in a Huia Short Stories Collection.

At each awards ceremony 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.

Visit the Pikihuia 2017 Awards.

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