Competitions

2020 takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize

is now open!

This year our poetry competition will be judged by

Siobhan Harvey

First Prize: $300

Second Prize: $150

Entries to be received, no later than Monday 31st August 2020

Results, the short-list and the winning poem will be published in the December takahē 100 special bumper print issue.

Our judge, Siobhan Harvey, is an author of seven books including the 2013 Kathleen Grattan Award winning, Cloudboy, (Otago University Press, 2014) and, as co-Editor, the bestselling Essential New Zealand Poems (Godwit, 2014). A lecturer in Creative Writing at the Centre for Creative Writing, Auckland University of Technology, her work has appeared in local and international journals and anthologies, including Arc (Ca), Asia Literary Review (Hk), Griffith Review (Aus),and Feminine Divine: Voices of Power and Invisibility (Cyren US, 2019). She won 2019 Kathleen Grattan Award for a Sequence of Poems, 2019 Robert Burns Poetry Prize and 2016 Write Well Award (US, Fiction), and was runner up in the 2015 and 2014 New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Prizes, 2012 Dorothy Porter Meanjin Poetry Prize, 2012 Kevin Ireland Poetry Prize and 2011 Landfall Essay Prize. The Poetry Archive holds her Poet’s Page. Harvey’s new collection will be published in 2021.

Click here for the entry form.

 

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Click here for the 2019 Monica Taylor Poetry competition results.

 

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the 2019 takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize

Short lisT

Brett Reid                                    Summer Musterer
Janet Newman                            Not Snow
Janice Go write Now                  Ballooning
Jasmine O M Taylor                   Ninox
Jilly O’Brien                                  Laying drainage ditches
Margaret Moores                        I Imagined Everything
Melissa Browne                           Now, it is winter
Sophia Wilson                              Bomb
Sue Le Mesurier                          Coconut
Wes Lee                                        Awe

Huge Congratulations to all of you!

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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