IKA Creative Writing Prize

IKA Creative Writing Prize 2016

The Ika Creative Writing Prize* is a competition for writers who live in the greater Auckland area.

There are two categories:

  • High school students in Years 12-13
  • Adults aged 18 years or older.

Share the stories within and around you, in a forum that celebrates your passion and expression. Your life writing or creative non-fiction can be on any theme – examples include personal essays, reviews, and memoirs.

Entries will be judged by authors Robert Sullivan and Sue Orr.

The prizes

Prizes for first place and first runner-up will be awarded in each category.

  • First prize: A scholarship of $2,300 to study creative writing at MIT
  • First runner-up: a Booksellers gift voucher to the value of $100.

Get inspired

A master class with Sue Orr will run for two hours on Saturday 11 June 2016.

Join like-minded writers and get technical tips and creative inspiration from the experts. You can also bring your ideas and drafts along for feedback and discussion.

Register for the creative writing master class.

Entry details

Entries open on Friday 1 July, and close on Friday 26 August 2016.

  • Only one entry per person is permitted.
  • Submissions may be up to 4,000 typed words in total.

To enter, please complete the online entry form, which will be live until 5pm on Friday, 26 August 2016.

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