E Tū Whānau Spoken Word Competition – Northland schools encouraged to enter

Northland schools are encouraged to enter this year’s E Tū Whānau Spoken Word Competition – judged by occasional Northland visitor Te Kahu Rolleston.

The E Tū Whānau Spoken Word Competition 2021 is run by Māori Media Network in conjunction with Māori Radio. All details here https://etuwhanau.org.nz/communities/e-tu-whanau-spoken-word-competition/

  • “Ngā Moemoeā – Hopes and dreams for my world, my future, my whānau” is the theme for the E Tū Whānau Spoken Word Competition 2021. It gives people throughout Aotearoa the chance to voice their hopes and dreams, and to inspire others by calling for positive change. #ETuWhanauSpokenWord
    What’s important to know?
    • Two competition categories: Rangatahi (18 years & under) and Open Entry (19 years & over).
    • Entry to the competition opens at noon, Mon 19/7/2021 and closes noon, Fri 13/8/2021.
    • Entries can be viewed via the Competition page.
    • People’s Choice Award voting opens Sat 14/8/2021, and closes noon, Thurs 19/8/2021.
    • Winners to be announced on the E Tū Whānau Facebook page.Great prizes to be won
    • For each category: 1st place $2500, 2nd place $1000, 3rd place $500, Highly Commended $250.
    • Special prize package for 1st place winners in partnership with NZ Poetry Slam and Action Education.
    • $1500 cash prize for People’s Choice Award (most votes).
    • Everyone who votes goes into a prize draw for $500.All entries must show a connection to the E Tū Whānau kaupapa, and must be original.
    • Entrants must read Competition Info & Rules before entering.
    • Film footage of the spoken word piece being performed (maximum 3 minutes duration), or a photo slideshow if preferred, must be uploaded to YouTube prior to entry.
    • Entries must be submitted via the official online entry form including video URL link to the YouTube footage, plus a transcript of the spoken word piece.Need more information?
    • Check the E Tū Whānau Facebook page for updates.
    • Email any queries to: info@etuwhanaucomp.com or text/phone: 027 2075016
    • See this article featuring competition host Te Kahu Rolleston https://etuwhanau.org.nz/te-kahu-rolleston-spoken-word-competition-2021/
      The E Tū Whānau Spoken Word Competition 2021 is run by Māori Media Network in conjunction with Māori Radio. Please share the competition to whānau, friends, and as many people as possible!
      E Tū Whānau is a movement for positive change. It’s about all of us taking responsibility and action in our communities and supporting whānau to thrive. No matter how big or small, we can all make a difference. The E Tū Whānau values are: Aroha, Whanaungatanga, Whakapapa, Mana Manaaki, Kōrero Awhi, and Tikanga.

Judge Te Kahu Rolleston – interviewed on Te Hiku Media

https://tehiku.nz/te-hiku-radio/kuaka-marangaranga/20125/e-tu-whanau-spoken-word-competition-theme-announced

  • Competition Info & Rules

  • Dates
    • Entry to the competition opens at noon, Mon 19/7/2021 and closes at noon, Fri 13/8/2021.
    • People’s Choice Award voting opens Sat 14/8/2021, and closes noon, Thurs 19/8/2021.
    • The competition organiser reserves the right to extend dates if required.How To Enter
    • Write and perform a spoken word piece in any style based on the theme “Ngā Moemoeā – Hopes and dreams for my world, my future, my whānau”. Entries must also show a connection to the E Tū Whānau kaupapa.
    • Upload film footage of the work being performed (or a photo slideshow if preferred) to YouTube.
    • Complete an official online entry form including a URL video link to the footage of the performance (maximum duration 3 minutes), plus a transcript of your spoken word piece. Entry Categories & Prizes
    • The competition has two entry categories and cash prizes will be awarded per the following.
    • Rangatahi category (18 years and under) –1st place $2500, 2nd place $1000, 3rd place $500, Highly Commended $250
    • Open Entry category (19 years and over) – 1st place $2500, 2nd place $1000, 3rd place $500, Highly Commended $250
    • Special prize package for 1st place winners in partnership with NZ Poetry Slam and Action Education.
    • The entry that receives most votes will be awarded a People’s Choice Award of $1500. All votes go into a prize draw for $500.
    • Prize winners must give permission for their image and entry to be used for the promotion of E Tū Whānau, and to make themselves reasonably available for media interviews.Judging
    • A panel of judges will select the winning entries.
    • Entries will be judged on spoken word content, quality of writing and performance, and how well the spoken word piece connects with the theme and the E Tū Whānau kaupapa.
    • Entries will not be judged on the production quality of audio or film footage.
    • Judges’ decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
    • Winners will be announced on the E Tū Whānau Facebook page.
      RULES
      Entries must comply with E Tū Whānau Spoken Word Competition 2021 rules outlined below.
      Who can enter?
    • Entrants must be New Zealand residents.
    • Entrants under 18 years at the date of entry must provide parental/guardian consent and their contact details.
    • Individuals are permitted to participate in an unlimited number of entries – either as a writer or a performer.
    • Individuals or groups can enter the competition, but all performers must give permission for performance footage to be entered into the competition.
    • Employees of Māori Radio, Māori Media Network, and the Ministry of Social Development are not permitted to enter the competition.What is required of each entry?
    • Entries must be original and unpublished, ie: not commercially published for distribution or sale. 
    • Maximum duration per entry is three minutes. Entries that exceed this duration may be penalised.
    • Use of props, costumes and music is permitted (refer copyright requirements below). 
    • Entries will be accepted in any language. An English translation should be provided, if required.
    • The names of all entry participants/contributors and their roles must be noted in the entry form (eg: the person/s who wrote the spoken word piece, the performer/s, the person/s who filmed or edited the performance footage and, if applicable, the person/s who composed, performed or recorded music).Copyright
    • Entrants must be a copyright owner and have authority to enter the spoken word piece into the competition.
    • Copyright owners shall retain ownership of the spoken word piece entered into the competition, but allow E Tū Whānau and Māori Media Network Ltd free license in perpetuity to use the spoken word piece for the promotion of E Tū Whānau.Entry Approval Process
    • Entries will be checked within 24 hours of being received and, if/when approved, will be uploaded to the competition gallery. 
    • The competition organiser reserves the right to not approve an entry. In the event this occurs the entrant will be notified within three days of the entry being received by the competition. 
    • An entry found to contain offensive, defamatory or malicious content may not be approved. 
    •  Entries that contain plagiarised material will not be approved.
    • The offering of incentives for votes is not permitted, and may result in an entry not being approved.
    • The competition reserves the right to remove any entries from the competition. In the event this occurs, the entrant will be notified within 24 hours of the entry being removed.
    • All decisions by the competition organiser are final, and no correspondence will be entered into.Voting
    • Individuals, including entrants and entry participants, are permitted to vote once for any number of entries (including their own) during the voting period via the Competition Gallery.
    • Voting will be monitored, and the competition organiser reserves the right to remove any suspicious votes.

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