Manuscripts are invited from Maori groups and individuals to compete for the first TE AO HOU LITERARY PRIZES to be awarded on March 1 of next year.
Two prizes of ten guineas each will be awarded for the best stories received at this office by February 1. One of the prizes will be for a story in English, the other for a story in Maori.
The judges will be: Mr W. Parker, Mr E. Nepia and Miss M. Petricevich.
Stories must have a length of about 2,000 to 3,000 words. They may have any subject based on life in a Maori community in country, town or city at the present day, or in the recent past. Persons and places may be either true or fictional.
Apart from the two winning entries, the most suitable stories submitted will be published in Te Ao Hou and paid for at normal rates. Certificates will be issued to the winners of the competition, and also for the best entry from each district council of Maori Women's Welfare Leagues and from adult education groups, in each of the adult education provinces.
It is hoped that the stories will help to increase awareness of what Maori life to-day really is; such awareness will undoubtedly be of the greatest help for the future.
Send manuscripts to: The Editor, Te Ao Hou, P.O. Box 2390, Wellington.