Competitions

Takahē competitions have closed for 2017. Results of the Short Story Competition, which closed on 30 November, will be announced in the April 2018 issue.

Results OUT:

The 2017 takahē Poetry Competition

Judged by ELIZABETH SMITHER

Results and the winning entry was published in takahē 91.
Click here to read the Judge’s Report.
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Past Results

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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Takahē Short Story Competition 2017

Judged by Eileen Merriman

First Prize: $250.00
Second Prize: $100.00

Maximum length for each submission, which must be unpublished, is 2,500 words and entries should be emailed (comps@takahe.org.nz) or sent no later than Thursday 30th November 2017.The address for postal entries is given on the entry form.

Entry Fee:NZ$10.00 per story which can be paid by cheque (postal entries only) or by direct credit to Takahe Collective Trust 02-0800-0420716-00, Reference=surname, Particular=Short Story Competition.

Entry Forms can be downloaded here: 2017 Short Story Competition Entry Form.

Results and the winning story will be published in takahē 92 (April 2018),
and all entries will considered for publication.

Eileen Merriman was our guest writer in takahē 90. Her awards include three times third place winner in the 2014- 2016 Sunday Star Times Short Story competitions, second in the 2015 Bath Flash Fiction Award, and commended in the 2015 Bath Short Story Competition. Her work has previously appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including the Sunday Star Times, Smokelong Quarterly, The Island Review, Literary Orphans, the Bath Short Story Anthology, the Bath Flash Fiction Anthology, F(r)iction, Takahe, Headland and Flash Frontier. Her young adult novel, Pieces of You, was published on May 29 2017 (Penguin Random House). More information can be found at her website: EileenMerriman.co.nz.

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