The Storylines Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award is open to all New Zealand writers and is made annually, when merited, to the New Zealand author of an unpublished work written originally in te reo Maori.
The award carries a monetary prize of $1500. The next award will be made in April 2020, with the deadline for entries being 31 October 2019.
The award is open to any New Zealand writer, published or unpublished, who meets the eligibility criteria on the Entry Form. (If in doubt, please seek a ruling from the Storylines Awards Administrator.) The work MUST be originally written in te reo Māori (not a translation), and the writer can submit work in any genre: picture book, junior fiction, young adult, non-fiction.
Manuscripts, with accompanying form and fee payment, must be sent/postmarked no later than 31 October in the year of entry.The award winner is announced the following March and the published book launched the following year. Download the guidelines and entry form here: