5th Kokako Tanka Competition

Closing date: 31st October 2014

First Prize: NZ$200

Second and Third prizes: NZ$50 each

Judge: Owen Bullock

Send entries to:

The Kokako Tanka Competition
Patricia Prime
42 Flanshaw Road
Te Atatu South
Auckland 0610
New Zealand


Please make cheques out to Kokako.

Overseas entrants may send cash at their own risk, or by using the paypal address:

Conditions of entry:

1. Tanka must be previously unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.
2. Entry fee is NZ$2 per tanka; overseas entries: US$2 per tanka; AU$2 per tanka. Any number of entries may be sent.
3. Send two copies of each tanka, or group of tanka, with your name, address and email on one copy only.
4. 1st, 2nd & 3rd tanka, Highly Commended and 3 Commended entries will be published in Kokako (April 2015), along with the judge’s report.
5. Winners will be notified by email or mail.
6. Any theme is acceptable.

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