First-time Writer in te Reo Māori

Judged by Scotty Morrison (Ngāti Whakaue), news presenter for Te Karere and Marae, author of bestselling language guides and te reo Māori champion.

  • Pine CampbellPara Pounamu, (Ngāti Porou / Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa) Tokomaru Bay
  • Hineteahurangi Merenape Durie NgataTangaroa Pukanohi Nui, (Ngāti Kauwhata, Te Aitanga ā Hauiti, Ngāti Porou, Rangitāne) Palmerston North
  • Amiria StirlingWhakaurupā Taku Aroha, (Te Whānau a Apanui) Wellington

First-time Writer in English

Judged by Robyn Bargh (Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa), founder of Huia Publishers and Chair of the Māori Literature Trust.

  • Tracey AndersenMurray’s Special Day, (Ngāti Porou) Richmond
  • Penny SmitsWhite Sheep, (Ngāpuhi/Te Rawara/Urban Māori) Victoria, Australia
  • Bronwyn Te KoetiNo te Uku – From the Clay, (Kai Tahu) Timaru

Emerging Writer in te Reo Māori

Judged by Tuehu Harris (Ngāti Kahungunu), Director at Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.

  • Tiahomarama FairhallTiakina! Tiakina! (Te Arawa, Mataatua) Rotorua

Emerging Writer in English

Judged by Whiti Hereaka (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa), award-winning author and playwright and trustee of the Māori Literature Trust.

  • Cassandra BarnettTunneling, (Raukawa) Wellington
  • Lauren KeenanTina’s Coming on Tuesday, (Te Ātiawa) Wellington
  • Annette MorehuAunty’s Teeth, (Te Aupōuri/Tūhoe) Ōrākei

Published Writer in te Reo Māori

Judged by Poia Rewi (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Manawa, Te Arawa), academic and author renowned for his work in the revitalisation of te reo Māori.

  • Hēmi KellyKo te Ao tō Marae, (Ngāti Maniapoto) Auckland
  • Zeb NicklinTe Kai a te Rangatira, (Pāhauwera, Tūhoe, Tāmanuhiri, Rangitāne) Palmerston North
  • Zeb NicklinTe Kurī Hīroki o te Āporo Nui, (Pāhauwera, Tūhoe, Tāmanuhiri, Rangitāne) Palmerston North

Published Writer in English

Judged by Carol Hirschfeld (Ngāti Porou), accomplished broadcaster and Head of Video/Audio and Content Partnerships at Stuff.

  • Olivia GilesRocket Ship Pyjamas and Plum Jam, (Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Hau Nui-a-Pāpārangi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) Ōtaki
  • Olivia GilesMumsy, (Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Hau Nui-a-Pāpārangi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) Ōtaki
  • Kim Maryanne HarrisKokiri ki Mua – Charge Forward, (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau, Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou) Wainuiomata
Your cart is currently empty.
%d bloggers like this: