✍🏼 Write and win! Enter your Matariki-themed short story and you could win a $500 prezzy card!

Matariki Short Story Competition

Great prizes up for grabs!

Age categories:

  • 13-18 years: Winner gets a $500 prezzy card
  • 8-12 years: The winner gets a $200 book voucher.

PLUS, you’ll both get your story published on Lingogo and
win a Lingogo subscription for your school. Enter now!

What's Lingogo?

Lingogo is Aotearoa’s raddest library app for dual-language Māori & Pacific stories with audio. 

Help us celebrate Matariki 2021 by entering our short story competition before June 30. You could be flying into the Māori new year as a published author with some extra moolah in your pocket!

Competition Details

Stories must be:

  • about Matariki. Interpret that any way you want. We’ll accept fiction or non-fiction, contemporary or traditional, and all genres.
  • between 50-400 words submitted as a word doc or pdf.
  • an original, unpublished piece of work by you.
  • written in English or te reo Māori.
  • Submitted by midnight 30 June, 2021.

Who can enter:

  • You must be a NZ citizen and have parental approval.
  • You must be between 8-18 years of age.