A message from your friendly NZ Society of Authors Northland branch…
Entrants are asked to submit one piece of unpublished writing of up to 2000 words in length that has been inspired in some way by the land, people or history of Northland. This may be in any genre (short story, flash fiction, novel excerpt, essay, article or poem).
Registration at a 2016 national writers’ conference of your choice to the value of up to $700. For conferences where the registration fees are less than this amount, the balance of the prize may be used to cover travel and/or accommodation costs (receipts are required). A list of the conferences covered by this prize is set out below.
- be 18 years old or over
- be permanent residents of Northland*
- complete the attached entry form (download here), including a short statement of up to 500 words explaining how attendance at the conference will support their progress as a writer. (This statement will be taken into account by the judges.)
One entry per person only.
The entry must be the original work of the writer and must not have been published, either in print or online.
The writer’s name and contact information must be on the entry form only. Any submissions with the writer’s name or other details on the writing entry will be disqualified.
Entries should be 1.5 or double spaced and printed on one side of the paper only.
Post two copies of the entry form and two copies of your writing submission to:
PO Box 841
Entries close on Monday 28 March at 5pm.
The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Copyright of entries will remain with the writers.
The results and judges’ comments will be published on the NorthWrite website.
The Northland Branch of NZSA reserves the right to publish the winning entry on their NorthWrite website.
Should the winner be unable to attend their chosen conference, the prize may be awarded to another finalist at the organisers’ discretion.
The entry fee is $15, to be paid by internet banking or at a bank to ANZ account number 06-0493-0251640-00. Please use your surname/family name and initial as a reference when making this payment.
*The Far North, Whāngārei and Kaipara Districts make up Northland. If you live in one of these districts you are eligible to enter.