Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


2013 Pikihuia Awards Judges Confirmed

14th February 2013
2013 Pikihuia Awards Judges Confirmed

The 2013 Pikihuia Awards are now in their 10th year promoting Māori stories and writers and the judges for this year’s Awards have now been confirmed.

The judges for the five categories are:
• Sir Mason Durie - Emeritus Professor at Massey University - will judge the Best Short Story written in English;
• Hana O’Regan - Director Māori & Pasifika and Director of Student Services at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology - will judge the Best Short Story written in Māori;
• Larry Parr - producer, writer and director of films and television - will judge the Best Short Film Script written in English;
• Reina Whaitiri - writer, researcher and editor - will judge the Best Novel Extract written in English;
• Brian Morris - teacher, former principal of Te Aute College and Māori Language Publishing Manager at Huia Publishers - will judge the Best Short Story written in Māori or English by a Secondary School Student.
Judge Sir Mason Durie (pictured) is keen to see the entries for the Best Short Story in English category. ‘A good short story is captivating from start to finish’ says Sir Mason. ‘It has an engaging theme, a rhythmic flow of words, and a capacity to make the ordinary seem quite extraordinary. And, importantly for the Pikihuia Awards, it must be able to resonate with Māori’.

Entrants will be in with a chance to win $2000 in each category except the Best Short Story written in Māori or English by a Secondary School Student. Secondary school students are eligible to win a cash prize of $500 and $250 worth of HUIA books for their school.

‘The aim of the Pikihuia Awards is to help tell the vast number of Māori stories that aren’t being told and to recognise outstanding work by Māori writers’, says Huia Publisher’s managing director Robyn Bargh.

Together with the Māori Literature Trust, the sponsors of this year’s awards are Huia Publishers, Te Puni Kokiri, Creative New Zealand, The NZ Film Commission, Wickliffe Solutions and D’sign Nation.

The competition closes on 15 April 2013. Entry forms are available online at www.huia.co.nz/pikihuia2013.
ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Album Review And Rap Beefs: Tame Impala, Currents.

Tame Impala’s new album Currents has one of the hallmarks of an enduring album. At first listen it seems like good, if somewhat ordinary, pop but as you go back more and more layers unravel revealing deeply rich, expertly crafted songs. More>>

Flagging Enthusiasm: Gareth Morgan Announces Winner Of $20k Flag Competition

The winner of the Morgan Foundation’s $20,000 flag competition is “Wā kāinga / Home”, designed by Auckland based Studio Alexander. Economist and philanthropist Gareth Morgan set up the competition because he had strong views on what the flag should represent but he couldn’t draw one himself. More>>

ALSO:

Books: The Lawson Quins Tell Their Incredible Story

They could have been any family of six children – except that five of them were born at once. It will come as a shock to many older New Zealanders to realise that Saturday July 25 is the Lawson quintuplets’ 50th birthday. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Wartime Women

Coinciding as it does with the movie Imitation Game which focusses on Alan Turing breaking the Enigma code in Hut 6 at Bletchley Park (“BP”), this book is likely to attract a wide readership. It deserves to do so, as it illustrates that BP was very much more than Turing and his colleagues. More>>

Maori Language Commission: Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2015

The theme for Māori Language Week 27 July – 2 August 2015 is ‘Whāngaihia te Reo ki ngā Mātua’ ‘Nurture the language in parents’. It aims to encourage and support every day Māori language use for parents and caregivers with children” says Acting Chief Executive Tuehu Harris.. More>>

ALSO:

Live Music: Earl Sweatshirt Plays To Sold Out Bodega

The hyped sell-out crowd had already packed themselves as close as they could get to the stage before Earl came on. The smell of weed, sweat and beer filled Bodega – more debauched sauna than bar by this point. When he arrived on stage the screaming ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news