Short story competition

We're celebrating our 20th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion, we're joining up with Air New Zealand to invite you to test your writing skills in our short story competition.
You'll be in to win return flights and accommodation for two to an Air New Zealand destination of your choice in Asia – Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo or Bali.
All you have to do is write a short story of up to 800 words that focuses on a connection between New Zealand and Asia. The nature of that connection is up to you. It could be personal, business, imaginary, cultural, historical – the sky
is the limit.

There will be one national winner, whose name will be announced at the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner in Auckland on October 30, 2014.
You could win tickets to Shanghai - or one of three other Air New Zealand destinations in Asia - by entering our short story competition

What are we looking for?

Imaginative and stylish writing.
The prize

An economy class return trip for two to an Air New Zealand destination in Asia (winner’s choice) with four nights’ accommodation.

  • Stories should be no longer than 800 words, and your own work
  • Your story must contain the following: Air New Zealand; serendipity and Asia
  • You must be 18 or over, and a resident of New Zealand
  • You must include your full name, address and phone number with your entry.
  • The judging panel's decision is final, and no correspondance will be entered into.

Deadline for entries: 1 October 2014
Send your entry to:

Jennifer King
Culture Director
Asia New Zealand Foundation
PO Box 10144
Wellington 6143

Or email to
Please note: The winners agree to take part in publicity as a result of the competition.
This short story competition is supported by Air New Zealand and the NZ Listener.