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Awards and competitions

Three awards/competitions are available to authors.

Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award

Auckland poet Kathleen Grattan, a journalist and former editor of the New Zealand Woman's Weekly, died in 1990. A member of the Titirangi Poets, her work was published in Landfall and other volumes including Premier Poets, a collection from the World Poetry Society. Her daughter Jocelyn Grattan, who also worked for the New Zealand Woman's Weekly, shared her mother's love of literature. She has generously left Landfall a bequest with which to establish an award in memory of Kathleen Grattan.

Further information on the Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award and how to apply.

Landfall Essay Competition

In 1997 Landfall celebrated its 50th anniversary. To mark the occasion, then editor Chris Price launched the Landfall Essay Competition, sponsored by Otago University Press. From 2009, the competition has been an annual award.

Further information on the Landfall Essay Competition and how to apply.

Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition

To celebrate Landfall's 70th birthday in 2017, editor David Eggleton and Otago University Press have launched the Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition, an annual award open to writers aged 16 to 21.

Further information on the Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition and how to apply.