Next deadline is February 10, 2023

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Toitoi and the School Journal

This is an amazing chance for Toitoi writers to have a piece of work published in the world's longest-running serial publication for children, alongside established and celebrated writers from Aotearoa New Zealand.

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E tuhi, e te kaituhi, tuhia ki runga, tuhia ki raro, tuhia te here tangata! Tukuna mai ā koutou tuhinga! E tuhi kia kaha ai te reo Māori!

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Elsie Locke Writing Prize

Submissions for the Elsie Locke Writing Prize 2022 have now closed. The winner will be announced in Term 4 and their work published in Toitoi 29! Click on the link below for more information on the writing prize.

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Artist credits (left to right and down): Cabin in the Woods, Toitoi 28, pictures by Monty McGee, age 12; Moving On, Toitoi 2, pictures by Meg Marshall, age 9; Starfish, Toitoi 28, pictures by Sophia Wright, age 11; Waterslide, Toitoi 28, pictures by Christian Lobb, age 11; Baking Comfort, Toitoi 26, pictures by Maite Calla Moret, age 12.