The biennial Pikihuia awards have returned for 2017 bringing with them the chance for fame and cash prizes. Selected winners and finalists will be published in Huia Short Stories 12.
Six categories including:
- Best short story written in English
- Best short story written in te reo Māori
- Best short Film Script
- Best Novel Extract
- Best short story by a school student in English
- Best short story by a school student in te reo Māori
With $2000 up for grabs for the winners of the first four categories and winners of the school student categories are up to win a cash prize of $500 and $250 worth of HUIA books for their school be sure to get your entries in.
Check out some of the books in our collections from past winners:
- Tihema Baker – Watched
- Kelly Ana Morey – Daylight Second
- James George – Ocean Roads
- Tina Makereti – Where The Rekohu Bone Sings
- Paula Morris – Hibiscus Coast
- Briar-Grace Smith – Purapurawhetū
Or try the Huia short stories collections.
Sir Āpirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship
Up to 10 scholarships are on offer at a value of between $1000 and $3000 and are open to all Māori students, in any field, from any iwi. Preference is given to applicants who are descendants of Māori WW1 veterans. Applications close 1st of May 2017.
The Sir Āpirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship, created by the Māori Soldiers Trust to support higher education amongst Māori, is administered by Te Tumu Paeroa. Funding for the scholarship comes from Hereheretau Station, an investment of the Māori Soldiers Trust Fund set up at the urging of Sir Āpirana Ngata, who was once a recipient of a scholarship himself.
Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe, me he maunga teitei.
Pursue excellence – should you stumble, let it be to a lofty mountain.