4 Jun 2014

Essay competition for students

9:08 pm on 4 June 2014

An essay competition which encourages students to write about the 28th Maori Battalion has been re-designed so digital entries can be sent in by Maori students.

The Ngarimu Memorial Essay Competition aims to engage tauira to help them learn about the contribution of Maori soldiers to World War II.

As well as an essay category, the new competition - The Challenge - encourages tauira to produce digital entries such as a short film or a photographic essay. Maori students from Year 7 to Year 13 can enter.

The theme for the competition calls on participants to contribute to a new museum anD explain of what the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Cassino means to them.

The Challenge also asks them to write about why the battle was important, and for students to write about what it would have been like being amongst the conflict, which resulted in heavy Maori casualties.

Entries are being called for in both Maori and English and are open until 19 September.