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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kokako Tanka Competition

The 3rd Kokako Tanka Competition

Closing Date: 31st October 2010

First Prize: NZ$200

Second and Third Place prizes of NZ $50 each.

Judge: Richard von Sturmer

Send entries to:
The Kokako Tanka Competition,
Patricia Prime, co-editor
42 Flanshaw Road
Te Atatu South
Auckland 8
New Zealand

Please make cheques out to Kokako
Overseas entrants may send cash at their own risk

               Conditions of entry
  1. Tanka must be previously unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.
  2. Entry fee is NZ$2 per tanka or 3 for NZ$5; for overseas entries, US$1 per tanka, or 4 for US$3. Any number of entries.
  3. Send two copies of each tanka, or group of tanka, with your name and address on one copy only.
  4. Winning tanka, highly commended and commended entries will be published in Kokako 14 (April 2011).
  5. Winners will be notified by mail.
  6. Any theme is acceptable.


  1. You're most welcome, Raquel.
    This year Kokako will have a haiku competition, then it will be a tanka competition again in 2012, as they alternate.