The Poetry Award

 

The National Schools Poetry Award has been providing a forum for young writers in Aotearoa New Zealand since 2003.

While the Poetry Award has changed shape over the years, it keeps what is best and constant at its centre – the excellent quality of writing from our senior students and the exceptional poets who have chosen to be part of the Award. Poets who have contributed as judges, masterclass coordinators or workshop tutors include: Bill Manhire, Anna Jackson, Cilla McQueen, Bernadette Hall, Jenny Bornholdt, Gregory O’Brien, James Brown, Glenn Colquhoun, Andrew Johnston, Paula Green, Chris Price, Hinemoana Baker, Cliff Fell and Nina Powles, Hera Lindsay Bird, Louise Wallace, Ashleigh Young, Anne Kennedy.

The Poetry Award is a significant creative opportunity offered to every senior secondary student in New Zealand. The energy and clarity of the work produced is exciting. Whether addressing family or friends, world-shaking events or intimate relationships, the poems are delivered with style, wit and courage.

If you would like to join us in fostering the work of our newest and most promising writers, please consider becoming a sponsor or prize partner for the Award.

> Download the Poetry Kit

Poetry Award Promo poster "Liberate your Words" / "Tukuna ō kupu"

Read more about the Award and how to enter including Rules of Entry.

Contact us via email here.

Te Tohu Toikupu

 

Nō te tau 2003 kua tū Te Tohu Toikupu Kura ā-Motu hei huinga mā ngā kaituhi rangatahi o Aotearoa.

Kua rerekē haere te āhua o Te Tohu Toikupu i roto i ngā tau, heoi anō ka ū tonu ki tōna kaupapa matua – ko te tino kounga o te tuhituhi a ngā tauira tuakana me ngā kairuri papai kua whai wāhi mai ki te Tohu. Ko ngā kaiwhakawā kua whai wāhi mai hei kaiwhakawā, kaiwhakahaere akoranga tautōhito, kaiako rānei ko Bill Manhire rātou ko Anna Jackson, ko Cilla McQueen, ko Bernadette Hall, ko Jenny Bornholdt, ko Gregory O’Brien, ko James Brown, ko Glenn Colquhoun, ko Andrew Johnston, ko Paula Green, ko Chris Price, ko Hinemoana Baker, ko Cliff Fell, ko Nina Powles, ko Hera Lindsay Bird, ko Louise Wallace, ko Ashleigh Young, ko Anne Kennedy, ko Chris Tse.

Ko Te Tohu Toikupu he ara auaha hirahira mā ngā tauira tuakana katoa i Aotearoa. E hīkaka ana i te wairua me te mārama o ngā tuhinga ka puta. Mēnā e aro ana ki ngā hoa, te whānau, ngā take nui o te ao, ngā take aroha, he taiea, he koi, he māia hoki te tuku a ngā ruri.

Ki te pīrangi koe ki te whakapiri mai ki tā mātou e poipoi nei i ngā kaituhi hou, ngā kaituhi e eke ana, whakaarohia kia tū mai hei kaitautoko pūtea, hei kaitautoko hoa-piri rānei mō te Tohu.

> Tīkina te Kete Toikupu ki kōnei

Poetry Award Promo poster "Liberate your Words" / "Tukuna ō kupu"

Pānuihia te roanga o ngā taipitopito mō te Tohu, me ngā Tikanga Tono e mārama ai te ara tuku tono:

Whakapā mai ki a mātou mā te imera ki konei.