Nine to Noon Short Story Competition
Welcome to the first ever Nine to Noon Short Story Competition, judged by acclaimed authors Tina Makereti and Harry Ricketts.
Entries open August 30 and close on October 1, 2021.
The top five winners will be announced on Friday 29 October, and those stories will be recorded and broadcast on Nine to Noon in November.
Nine to Noon host Kathryn Ryan says she’s excited about the competition. “Nine to Noon has a long history of supporting New Zealand writing and writers. We're looking forward to seeing what our brilliant listeners do with the written word."
"A great short story gives us a glimpse into a life so immediate that we feel we know both that person and their world," says Harry Ricketts.
“I love how a short story, by being very very specific and precise in terms of time, place and character, can open out the world in an expansive way,” says Tina Makereti.
“Short stories leave us with a sense of unknown at the same time as they try to name what is known. I love that paradox.”
Terms & conditions:
The competition is open to anyone 16 years and older, and has a 2,000 word limit.
No stories which have previously been published can be entered.
Only one entry per writer.
Stories will be anonymised for judging.
Not open to RNZ employees.
By entering this competition, you agree that RNZ can make a recording of the story to use on radio and online, as well as publishing the story on the RNZ website. RNZ will purchase the rights to the five winning stories.