Competitions

the 2019 takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize

long list

Alexandra Fraser                        Intersection
Brett Reid                                     Summer Musterer
Cindy Botha                                 Smoke
Cindy Botha                                 Impressions
Janet Newman                            Not Snow
Janet Newman                            Learning to drive
Janice Go write Now                  Ballooning
Janice Go write Now                  Needing to Eat
Jasmine O M Taylor                   Ninox
Jenny Clay                                    accidental
Jilly O’Brien                                  Laying drainage ditches
Kay Harris                                    The Invasion
Margaret Moores                        I Imagined Everything
Melissa Browne                          In the garden with my mother
Melissa Browne                           Now, it is winter
Rachel J Fenton                           Upon the Heavenly Window
Sophia Wilson                              Bomb
Sophia Wilson                              Last One Standing
Sophia Wilson                              Suonare
Sue Le Mesurier                          Coconut
Wes Lee                                        Suddenly the Moon
Wes Lee                                        Awe

Congratulations to all of you. And thanks so much to all those who entered.

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2019 takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize

Now closed. Thanks to everyone for your submissions. Results and the winning poem will be published in takahē 97.

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Takahē Magazine

Hunt Ducker Poetry Competition

Now closed. Thanks to everyone for your submissions. Read the announcement and the winning poems here.

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results of the 2019 short story competition

Winner:

When Rachmaninov Held My Hand − Kath Beattie

Second place:

A Birthday − Andrea Ewing

Highly Commended:

The last moment − Bernard Steeds
Peach Crumble − Melanie Dixon.

Congratulation to all 4 of you. A huge thank you to all of you who entered and to our wonderful judge – Nod Ghosh. Read the judge’s report, and the list of shortlisted and longlisted stories.

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2018 Takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize

Read the results and judge’s report.

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Past Results

The 2017 short story competition closed at the end of March, and the results were published in takahē 92. Click here to read the judge’s report.

The 2017 poetry competition closed at the end of August, and the results were published in takahē 91Click here to read the Judge’s Report.

The 2016 poetry competition closed at the end of August, and the results were published in takahē 88.
Click here to read the Judge’s Report.

The 2016 short story competition closed at the end of March, and the results were published in takahē 87.
Click here to read the Judge’s Report.

The 2015 poetry competition closed at the end of August, and the results were published in takahē 85.
Click here to read the Judge’s Report.

The 2014 poetry competition closed at the end of September, and the results were published in takahē 83.
Click here to read the Judge’s Report.

The 2014 short story competition closed at the end of March, and the results were published in takahē 82.
Click here to read the Judge’s Report.

The 2014 cultural studies competition closed at the end of January and the results were published in takahē 81.
Click here to read the Judge’s Report.

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For all competition queries please contact our competition secretary: comps@takahe.org.nz