Takahē Collective

2012 TAKAHĒ Poetry Competition

Closing Date: 30 September 2012      Results will be posted out in December 2012

Judged by Kerrin P Sharpe (left)
Poet and creative writing tutor

 First Prize   $250
Second Prize$100

Two Runners up will receive one year’s subscription to Takahē.

Unpublished poems up to 50 lines long on any theme will be accepted. Entry Fee: $5 per poem. Entry forms can be downloaded from the website:

Each poem should be printed on one side of A4 and posted to:

Takahe Poetry Competition 2012
PO Box 13 335
New Zealand

to be received no later than 30 September 2012
No email entries, please. 
Results will be published in Takahe 77 (December) 2012


The competition is being judged by Christchurch Poet, Kerrin P Sharpe whose first collection, Three Days in a Wishing Well, published by VUP, will be launched at The Press  ChristchurchWriters Festival at end of month.