Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary Awards

Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary Awards

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Entries for the prestigious Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary Competition closed in September.

Residents or ratepayers of the Taranaki region over the age of 13 years were eligible to enter the open division of the annual awards.

The story/poem/drama script must not exceed 2000 words and needed to reflect aspects of present day life in Taranaki area or a revealing character description of a local person, rather than science-fiction, futuristic or foreign settings.

The finalists will be  announced this week  and winners for both the secondary school and open division will be named on the night of the awards ceremony on October 27.  The first prize winners for both divisions win $500.

The Ronald Hugh Morrieson  Literary Awards is an annual event organised by South Taranaki District Libraries, held from July to September, to honour the life and work of the author Morrieson, who spent all his life in Hawera.He  is the acclaimed author of several novels including Came a Hot Friday and Predicament.