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.
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.
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.
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.